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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
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  • China slammed for releasing hijackers of Petro Ranger
    Bejing has violated int'l conventions on piracy: International Maritime Bureau
  • Hutchison Port Hldgs in talks to buy ECT stake
  • Bengal Tiger Line's first of 10 new 800-TEU ship
  • 2 Taiwan ports reopen after typhoon recedes
  • China's shipbuilding tonnage up
  • Port shots
Air and Land Transport
  • Northwest downplays reports of move to block Continental purchase
    Carrier still holding discussions with US Justice Dept's antitrust unit
  • Airbus revamp may be delayed till late next year
  • Boeing clinches orders worth US$370m for 11 business jets
  • TWA crash: group of retired US officers alleging cover-up
  • German airline to join KLM, Northwest
Features
  • US calls for special insulation
    Safety agency suggests airlines use fire-resistant insulation but manufacturer of one type says it's not yet available

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
  • Carriers predict 18 more months for imbalance
  • Schenker Eurocargo merges with Scansped
  • DCL implements new direct service to Kingston Jamaica
  • DCL Singapore provides total logistics solutions
  • U-Freight's new partner gives boost to Australian traffic
  • Varig hires Unisys to speed up air cargo operations
  • Ansett to return Boeing

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Cargowebweb site
OCTOBER 19, 1998
  • Rise in Channel rates expected
  • German rate increase felt also outside Germany
  • Deutsche Bahn and port operators in joint venture
  • Shipping companies fear dominant position of Hutchison
  • New 3-year contract Philips Electronics with Emery Worldwide

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
Home
  • Importers bug US to delay deadline
  • Ocean carriers rethink rail links
  • Intermodal truckers assess deregulation role
  • Budget bill contains IMF funds contingent on reform promises
  • Caliber's Rodger Marticke named executive vice president at RPS
  • Union Pacific restoring rail service in Texas
  • Brazil hopes to make decision to lift ban on US wheat quickly
  • Continental Cargo launches a web site
  • CNF reports record third quarter earnings
Transportation
  • Analysts call FedEx strike unlikely, despite vote
  • Germany's transport head faces challenges
  • Lufthansa Cargo, SAS to share networks
  • Projects face shortage of funding in Brazil
  • Transport stocks skyrocket 11.42%
Maritime
  • Vermont port rides interstate to top 50 spot
  • Singapore terminal operator to expand its China venture
  • Russia to auction 25.5% share in shipping company
  • Chile port privatization ruling expected soon
  • Matson to enter East Coast

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
  • PSA, Dalian Port Authority Sign Pact for Development
  • ECT Shareholders, Hutchison Talk over Aquisition

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urgente online pressweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
  • Aena disminuirá inversiones y aumentará beneficios en 1999
  • El Gobierno da el primer paso para la variante ferroviaria norte-noroeste
  • La UE refuerza la seguridad del transporte de bombonas de butano
  • Astilleros Balenciaga bota dos buques para K&K International-Kotug
  • Talgo expone su primera máquina
  • DHL inaugura un nuevo hub en Panamá
  • Ford lanza el "focus" el 12 de noviembre

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
  • Childs pushes Richards Bay as major east coast container terminal
  • Listing imminent
  • Portnet takes a hard look at its charges
  • SA's shattered image is real victim of motor strike
  • Alliance Air and Uganda Airlines lock horns over rights to Entebbe route
  • Maersk's new recruits
  • More light in trade gloom
  • Portnet slaps on shock increases at dry and floating docks
  • Zimbabwe and SA ready to try again for trade treaty
  • 'Empowerment is not a free handout to untrained people because they are black'
  • Salalah hub speeds Maersk's east-west routes
  • Uzbekistan maps out export opportunities for SA
  • MSC to sponsor Swiss Americas Cup challenge
  • Portnet extends free storage period for vehicle imports
  • Ugandan specialist will help SA exporters
  • Haulier wins R15-m contract without any trucks
  • R14-m refit is major cost saver
  • Prepare for the longest wait at Beit Bridge
  • Tete corridor accounts for growth of SA vehicles through Beit Bridge
  • SA - Zimbabwe is densest route
  • Beira refinery will exclude SA involvement
  • Book with MACS via the Internet
  • Portnet will start building two new berths at Durban next June
  • New Trans Kalahari highway falls short of expectation for this user
  • Alitalia moves to new airport
  • Hellmann reinforces logistics objective
  • New Swazi service starts next month
  • Transnet pension fund liabilities will be shared in privatisation process
  • Delta could grind to a halt if freight companies don't get their Y2K acts together
  • Unitrans upbeat about growth in year ahead
  • Self-tipping container hauls in design awards
  • Maritime Conference will focus on costs, charges and finance
  • 'Portnet will need R12,5bn to make up for infrastructure backlog'
  • Safmarine Container Lines is new SCL 'brand'

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
  • Brazil ends oil import monopoly
    Brazil has approved the first shipment of crude oil imports by a foreign company, ending 45 years of state monopoly.
  • Hundreds killed in Nigerian fireball
    MORE than 500 Nigerians are feared dead after petrol leaking from a pipeline caught fire and engulfed thousands trying to collect the fluid for use as fuel.
  • Massive infrastructure scheme for Indian ports
    THE Indian government is planning to invest Rs80bn ($1.88bn) over a four-year period to upgrade facilities at the country's 11 major ports.
  • Indonesia to create new box handler
    STATE-owned Indonesia Port Corporation II (PT Pelindo II) will soon establish a port operator company as part of its privatisation plan for Container Terminal Unit I and II (UTPK I and II) at Jakarta's Tanjung Priok.
  • Delhi acts to boost inland waterways
    The Inland Waterways Authority of India has recommended major amendments to the inland waterways Act to enable the body to set up joint ventures with private sector investors.
  • Jindo clinches $180m orders for containers
    SOUTH Korean container manufacturer Jindo has grabbed international orders for dry and reefer containers worth around $180m, a company source said.
  • Riddle of lost master with key to sinking
    The mystery of the ill-fated Princess of the Orient's missing master may never be solved.
  • BP fields in Colombia not affected by rebel attack on nearby pipeline
    British Petroleum's Cusiana and Cupiagua oil fields in eastern Colombia have not yet been affected by Sunday's rebel attack on the 400,000 bpd Ocensa pipeline which connects the fields to the port at Covenas.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 19, 1998
  • Wheat Board may sue CPR
    THE Canadian Wheat Board may sue Canadian Pacific Railway for up to C$30m ($19.3m) since winning its case in front of the Canadian Transportation Agency.
  • Zarb Adami reappointed at Malta Drydocks
    NOEL Zarb Adami has been confirmed as Malta Drydocks council chairman.
  • Cruiseship in dock for ten-weeks
    EDINBURGH Castle, the 1966-built cruiseship owned by UK-based Lowline, has arrived in Southampton for repairs that could take up to ten weeks to complete.
  • Wilhelmshaven study wins backing
    GERMAN companies are helping to pay for a commercial feasibility study that has been commissioned into the possibility of building a container port at Wilhelmshaven.
  • German ports form rail joint venture
    HAMBURG, Bremen/Bremerhaven and L'beck ports to co-operate by forming a joint venture railway company to handle inland container transport.
  • Wheat Board urged to use competitive tenders
    CANADA'S four western provincial governments have urged the Canadian Wheat Board to begin using competitive tenders to improve the movement of grain to port.
  • Rossi to head hull committee
    JAMES Rossi has taken over the position of chairman for the London market's Joint Hull Committee for the ensuing year.
  • Incentives offered for Maroli port development
    INDIA'S Gujarat government has offered incentives to National Telecom of India (NATELCO) and the US Unacol combine in a bid to speed up the development of Maroli Port
  • Cottew's stake in Osprey sold
    OSPREY Maritime's board has announced that the 9.87 per cent shareholding held on behalf of chairman Tim Cottew has been sold and transferred to GL Holdings Corp.
  • Chinese steel works to build own port
    A DECISION by Shanghai's Baoshan Steel Works to build its own port for imports of iron ore will rob Ningbo port of its largest customer.
  • Preussag denies Hapag-Lloyd sale
    MICHAEL Frenzel, chairman of German industrial group Preussag, has denied suggestions that Hapag-Lloyd is to be sold or HDW shipyard is to be merged with other yards.
  • CMA/CGM merger put on ice
    FURTHER legal wrangling between Jacques and Johnny Saade is threatening the merger between CMA and CGM.
  • 'Unreal' take-over plan for ACH rejected
    A PROPOSAL to acquire the ailing builder Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre has been rejected by the French government, which said it "lacked reality".
  • MSC boosts Caribbean network
    MEDITERRANEAN Shipping Co has opened a second feeder service from Freeport Container Port in the Bahamas to serve east coast Mexico.
  • US "cuts Indian scrappers out"
    AMERICA'S new green norms are so stringent that scrappers will not dare bid for US ships if the destination is India, according to one Alang-based shipbreaker.
  • Many at fault for BV collapse
    BREMEN city parliament's inquiry into the reasons for the Bremer Vulkan shipyard collapse says many culprits share the blame for the group's demise.
  • Australia gets new maritime reform minister
    JOHN Anderson, deputy leader of Australia's National Party, has been appointed as the country's third maritime reform minister in little more than a year.

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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
OCTOBER 20, 1998
  • Owners welcome shipping shift
    The Australian Shipowners Association yesterday welcomed the government's decision to transfer shipping back to the Transport portfolio which will now be administered by the former Minister for Primary Industries, John Anderson.
    The association's chief executive, Lachlan Payne, said the removal of responsibility for the industry from Peter Reith's former Workplace Relations and Small Business portfolio indicated that the government would take a less 'hard-line' attitude to reforming the maritime industries now that its major desired changes had been achieved.
    "Shipping is and should be regarded as part of the nation's transport industry and the 'holiday' it had in the Workplace Relations arena presumably served its purpose in that during its sojourn in that place, the waterfront issue was brought to a head and was dealt with," Mr Payne said.
  • Shippers slam plan for Sydney surcharge
    The Australian Peak Shippers Association has reacted sharply to the idea of a congestion surcharge being imposed on Sydney ports.
    The association's chief executive, Frank Beaufort, said yesterday the circumstances that have motivated the surcharge were the poor productivity and ship turnaround times at the Botany Bay terminals due to work bans, go-slow tactics and general apathy towards management by the work force that was sacked and subsequently reinstated by Patrick.
    "Exports and importers deplore the fact that they will be the 'bunny' that picks up the cost of the congestion which is of no making of their own," Mr Beaufort said.
  • Corrigan: Not looking for love-in with Coombs
    Patrick will run its business with or without the cooperation of the Maritime Union of Australia, according to its chairman Chris Corrigan.
    Mr Corrigan told DCN yesterday he was not looking for a "love-in" with the union or to become its national secretary John Coombs' best mate.
    He said Mr Coombs might not agree with the manner in which Patrick was being run, but neither did Patrick agree with the manner in which the union was being run.
    Mr Corrigan said Patrick had a legally binding enterprise agreement and expected it to be honored.
    The signs were that it was being honored with productivity improving, with the exception of Sydney, which had a long-standing history of industrial upheaval.
  • Waterfront dispute 'may boost union membership'
    The battle which erupted when Australian waterside workers were sacked earlier this year might slow the slide in union membership, says Australian union official Bill Mansfield.
    The assistant secretary of the Australian council of Trade Unions was in Wellington last week for the Asian-Pacific meeting of the International Confederation of Trade Unions.
    He said trade union membership had fallen about 30 per cent over the past 10 years in Australia, less than in New Zealand where it had halved since the Employment Contracts Act 1991.

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