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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
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  • Electronic charts hailed as navigational breakthrough
    But implementation of new development will not be easy, conference told
  • PSA chairman made honorary fellow of Cambridge college
  • Two Mexican ports remain shut
  • Thai ferry death toll rises to 15
  • Two Taiwanese sailors killed in typhoon off Philippines
  • Dubai port firm to manage Beirut terminal
Air and Land Transport
  • New Milan airport takes off despite 1st-day hitches
    US$1.2b Malpensa airport opening not as disastrous as KL, Hongkong
  • Qantas resumes services to France after 3-yr break
  • Korean Air to sell 8 jets, add new planes
  • Japan approves 2nd domestic carrier
  • Few carriers making use of North Korean air space
  • MAS shifts some domestic flights to old KL airport
  • P&W wins US$180m engine order from Delta
Features
  • Airlines offer bargain fares
    Hard hit by Asia's economic woes, the region's airlines are slashing fares to attract passengers

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
  • SCL changes names of agents
  • HK/US joint efforts to combat illegal textile transshipment
  • Facilities constructed for LAT's new service
  • HHI builds third MSC ship in groundbreaking deal
  • Five more ISO certifications for Fritz Companies
  • Air France close to agreement with pilots
  • AMR Corp completes US$500m stock buy-back
  • Boeing records good 3rd quarter income
  • Lufthansa invests in new Munich terminal

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Cargowebweb site
OCTOBER 26, 1998
  • Rumors about alliance between Nedlloyd and Kühne & Nagel
  • Sea-Land result hit by lower rates
  • Iberia to end charter division
  • Northwest's Continental deal blocked by Washington
  • Dutch government gives priority to rail investments

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
Home
  • US carriers claim bias in China trade rules
  • Nafta officials, insurers drive to resolve truck coverage disparity
  • USDA bug rule targets pallets leaving China Dec. 17
  • Shippers urged to wrap cargo in anonymity
  • Freight forwarders thwarted by FMC in their bid to act as shippers
  • Caliber Logistics appoints Joseph McCarthy as CEO
  • Emery launches joint venture in China
  • Sea-Land confirms it will set up its European shared service center in Cork, Ireland
  • Youth violence causes more of France's transit workers to strike
  • India's planned road projects may fuel hike in interest rates
  • Egypt sees potential in developing Africa trade
  • Swiss SAirGroup signs agreement with South African Airways
  • Dubai prepares to launch ferry service to Iraq
Transportation
  • Amtrak outlines plan to triple income from cargo
  • Singapore Air hits turbulence
  • Exel, BDP target chemical services
  • Truckers, ship lines, show gains
Maritime
  • Carriers react to falling rates, cargo
  • US ship scrapping policy urged by GAO
  • UN group campaigns to rebuild Somali ports destroyed by war

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
  • Med Conference to Raise Rates Early Next Year
  • P&O Nedlloyd Enhances Indian Ocean Network
  • Trio to Form New Alliance on West Coasts of North, South America
  • CSX Suffers Declines in Revenue, Income

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
  • P&O Nedlloyd upgrades its Indian Ocean network
  • Kandla Port draws up ambitious Rs 850-cr. perspective plan
  • New World Alliance to launch new service on Nov. 1 +
  • Tax chief allays PAN apprehensions
  • STC shopping for 24,000 t. palmolein
  • Master plan to clear export bottlenecks on anvil
  • Booklet on tax benefits for exporters
  • More cargo, less revenue for minor ports
  • Delay in notification on oilseeds import irks industry
  • EPCs to be revamped
  • ABG may be allowed to build 2 berths at Mormugao port
  • Private firms keen on developing minor ports in State
  • Plans for new int'l airport at Hyderabad taking shape
  • PHDCCI wants the government
  • Coffee exports up 17 pc in value
  • AP to set up 2 more EPZs

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
  • The 19th International Bunker Conference in London
    At the end of October, delegates from around the world will gather in London for the 19th International Bunker Conference (IBC). This year the IBC is organised in a joint effort between the Norwegian Shipping Academy, the Rotterdam Municipal Port Management and IBIA.
  • BP with new bunkering facility at Cyprus Island
    On Friday October 16th, BP Marine officially opened a new bunkering facility at Cyprus Island. This facility allows BP Marine to supply vessels with the full range of bunker fuels from IF380Cst to IF 30Cst and Marine Gasoil.
  • Houston: why bunker prices go their own mysterious ways
    Over the past two weeks, Houston prices have often moved against the global trend. We called a local supplier to find out what's going on.
  • The Bunker Bulletin Revisited
    Are there issues of The Bunker Bulletin that you missed, forgot to read or would like to revisit? Now you can access a "library" of past issues.

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
  • Frank wins R1000 prize
  • New Customs ruling raises groupage operators' hackles
  • SAA to reinstate Morgan Air contracts
  • Afri-Haul opens R5m transport and warehousing facility
  • DTI to host export week in November
  • Standardised certificates of origin take shape
  • Hidden agendas could have caused latest hiccup
  • SA and EU re-open trade pact talks
  • Rennies and Portnet set up Year 2000 forum
  • VW extends its export contract
  • Hauliers tune in to anti-hijack risk control
  • This is true black empowerment, says Sebenza
  • Currency drop favours Zim exporters
  • New Chirundu bridge will ease Zimbabwe/ Zambia border congestion
  • Zimbabwe fast-tracks duty rebates for bona fide shipping companies
  • Childs spells out privatisation objectives
  • Mer Austral turns the corner with full islands coverage
  • Nosipho Damasane is SA's first female port manager
  • Our request is not unreasonable, says Customs
  • Evergreen reveals plans to add North America to SA service
  • SafBank adds direct Freeport call

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
  • Greek owners may counter-sue DnB
    OWNERS of a string of collapsed Greek shipping companies under threat of lawsuits from Den norske Bank over bad debts have reportedly threatened to counter-sue the bank over alleged wrongful seizure of ships and subsequent sales.
  • ACL board rejects latest Holt move
    ATLANTIC Container Line is refusing to release the Holt Group from a confidentiality agreement that prevents the US stevedore from buying more shares in the shipping line.
  • OMI earnings hit by falling rates
    FALLING time charter rates in the product carrier market have continued to take a toll on earnings at OMI Corp.
  • Weak freight market hurts Odfjell profits
    WEAK freight rates compounded by the economic slowdown in the Far East influenced a 23% decline in nine-month operating profit at chemical tanker giant Odfjell, Bergen's only stockmarket listed shipping firm.
  • Minoan close to ordering two ferries
    MINOAN Lines has said it is in the final stages of placing an order for two more large ferries intended to boost its fleet serving international routes.
  • German cargo growth slows
    ALTHOUGH cargo handling in German seaports has expanded this year despite the Asian crisis, growth will be only slight in 1999, the economic research institute Ifo in Munich has forecast.
  • Columbus in west coast Americas bid
    COLUMBUS Line, as part of a year-long effort to become a leader in the trade between North and South America, has formed a new joint venture and enhanced frequency for its West Coast Americas Service (WAMS).
  • P&I sector shaken up by broking reshuffles
    A series of high profile broker moves have shaken the P&I sector as it comes to terms with the increasing rationalisation in the broking world.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 26, 1998
  • French government pulls plug on yard
    ATELIERS et Chantiers du Havre is to be closed when the three 37,000 dwt product tankers for Stolt-Nielsen are completed.
  • Finns to check all bow doors
    THE Finnish Maritime Administration is to check the bow doors of all Finnish-flag passenger carrying ferries in light of the experience gained after the sinking of Estonia.
  • Adriatic ports sign co-operation deal
    TRIESTE in Italy, Koper in Slovenija, and Rijeka in Croatia have signed a letter of intent regarding co-operation between their ports.
  • V Ships and Celtic Marine deal confirmed
    CONFIRMATION of the long-rumoured aquisition of manning specialist Celtic Marine by V Ships will be given in London on October 28.
  • Tamil Tigers release seafarers
    TAMIL Tiger rebels have freed the master of a passenger ferry hijacked three years ago, together with two other seafarers and six soldiers.
  • Sea-Land Orient to sell ACT stake
    SEA-Land Orient Terminals plans to sell part of its stake in Asia Container Terminals to New World Infrastructure.
  • EU approves insurance takeover
    THE EU has approved the acquisition of Sedgwick by US insurance group Marsh & McLennan.
  • Brazil feels heat on cabotage
    BRAZIL'S director of merchant marine has revealed that pressure to open Mercosur traffic to other flags is very strong.
  • Chiquita cuts 3Q loss
    CHIQUITA Brands International, the US fruit company that also operates the Great White Fleet, has reduced its loss for the third quarter to $11m from $27m.
  • Digital chart service to be launched next year
    THE first pilot digital chart service to provide comprehensive coverage of international shipping routes will be launched by the UK Hydrographic Office next year.
  • Chinese yards call for bail out
    CHINA'S government has been urged to bail out the country's faltering shipbuilding industry, with tax exemptions and export subsidies.
  • HK Ferry examines overseas operation
    HONG Kong Ferry Holdings is considering setting up its first overseas service after being invited to bid to operate ferries in the Philippines.
  • India reviews secondhand purchase criteria
    INDIA'S Ministry of Surface Transport is reviewing the age criteria for acquisition of second-hand tonnage.
  • Hijack master demands justice
    THE Australian master of the hijacked tanker Petro Ranger has urged his government to put pressure on Indonesia to bring the pirates to justice.
  • Owners slam Tanjung Priok management
    INDONESIAN owners said yesterday that the long queue of vessels waiting to berth in Tanjung Priok was caused by lack of co-operation from the port authority.
  • Russian crisis hits Sri Lankan tea exports
    SHIPMENTS of Ceylon tea took a dip in August and are expected to fall further as a result of the economic crisis in Russia, Sri Lanka's main market.
  • MOL ups forecast
    MITSUI OSK Lines has announced that a series of cost cuts will help its 1998 profits to leap more than 30 per cent over previous predictions.
  • 'Ship of shame' leaves Australia
    A GREEK owned oil tanker detained in Australia last week for 57 health and safety violations has been allowed to leave the country for major repairs.

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
OCTOBER 27, 1998
  • Eurotunnel va développer les services de commerce et de loisir
    Les premiers résultats de l'année 1998 confirment ceux de 1997. L'exploitation du tunnel se fait à nouveau de manière pleinement normale, et la confiance est de mise pour l'ensemble de l'année. Pour l'avenir, la confiance est même plus grande encore, la suppression des ventes hors taxes devant stimuler tant les trafics par le tunnel que les rentrées. Dans ce contexte, Eurotunnel a l'intention de développer davantage les activités périphériques à l'activité d'exploitation du tunnel proprement dite. C'est ce qu'a annoncé Georges-Christian Chazot, directeur général d'Eurotunnel lors d'une conférence de presse à Bruxelles.
  • Début du lobbying aux Pays-Bas pour plus d'infrastructure
    Le parlement néerlandais ne discutera que le 7 décembre prochain du programme pluriannuel Infrastructure et Transport (PIT). Les réactions semblent pourtant indiquer que de nombreux politiciens et entrepreneurs ne partagent pas l'avis du premier ministre Wim Kok selon qui il s'agirait d'un 'paquet impressionnant' de décisions.
  • Construction navale: le glas des Ateliers & Chantiers du Havre
    Les ministres français Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Economie-Finances) et Christian Pierret (Industrie) ont sonné officiellement le glas des ACH (Ateliers & Chantiers du Havre). L'arrêt de l'activité devant intervenir d'ici à l'an 2000. Mais les navires en construction ne seront-ils pas pris en otage par les salariés inquiets pour leur avenir? Face à l'abandon de la vocation construction, le gouvernement français entend que Le Havre se positionne comme l'un des principaux ports d'Europe du Nord pour la réparation navale.

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