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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 28, 1998
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  • Port of London acts one year early to forestall Y2K bug
    Concern that vessels' computers may malfunction during 1998-1999 rollover
  • Evergreen joint venture wins Korean terminal deal
  • Lauritzen expects 300m kroner loss in '98 due to shipping woes
  • A luxury apartment at sea
  • Tranz Rail sells ferry, then leases it back
  • ISM Code row highlights Port State Control difficulties
  • Class societies reject call for Y2K help
  • Rina detention row raises serious questions
  • Port shots
Air and Land Transport
  • Philippine pension fund willing to invest in PAL
    State fund willing to invest up to 1b pesos if flag carrier can prove it can be profitable
  • Thomson plans merger with Marconi
  • Mitsubishi Heavy hopes to make aircraft parts for Airbus: reports
  • World air traffic growth slows
  • TWA attendants ordered to return to work after sick calls force flight cancellations
  • Cars to lose weight to reduce costs
  • A topsy-turvy year for Asian carriers and shippers

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 28, 1998
  • Forwarders want FMC's go-ahead
  • APL reduces NVOCCs' rates
  • Slump in Chinese shipbuilding
  • New service from Hyundai
  • Columbus makes double conference withdrawal
  • Old route to be modernised
  • NMU to merge with rival SIU
  • Overcapacity to blame for decreasing rate predictions
  • KLM, Air China form alliance
  • New developments for SAS
  • Aer Lingus and Emirates in freight agreement

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 28, 1998
  • China proposes disclosing contracts
  • Shippers: FMC rules short-circuit reform
  • Commerce blasted for shredding documents
  • Funding unlikely for Customs upgrade
  • In first 'sunset' vote, ITC ends dumping duty
  • Ruling on sanctions proves no deterrent
  • Vienna capitalizes on post-communism
  • STB clears CP to begin rail service to New York City
  • CSX allowed to end Conrail, NS contract
  • German truckers slam minister
  • Kitty Hawk sheds seven freighters
  • Safety issues in mergers discussed
  • As Hawaii goes, so, too, goes Matson
  • Severe congestion plagues Bangladesh port of Chittagong
  • Manila terminal costs cited in charge hikes
  • Hanjin inaugurates Kwangyang terminal
  • Archaeologists just miss in search for buried treasure: La Salle's ship

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 28, 1998
  • Japanese Forwarders Handle 17.2 Million Tons for FY97
  • FESAMEC to Raise THCs for Cargo from Mid-East
  • Another Japan/Shanghai Service to Be Launched by SYMS
  • Japanese, Chinese Shipping Lines Agree on Box Rules
  • Evergreen Won Bid to Operate Terminal in Pusan

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 28, 1998
  • NPT-CONWARE sponsored meets allay Punjab exporters fears
  • NHAI asks for Rs 1,300 cr from Finance Ministry
  • Karnataka coffee trade affected
  • Mega export scheme on anvil, says Hegde
  • EPZs may import plastic scrap, waste
  • Banking sector needs to size up its preparedness for euro
  • PAN norms may be further eased
  • Handlooms to get MDA for 2 years
  • Chambers' report advocates national policy, ministry for internal trade
  • Only single-digit growth in India-China trade
  • Cotton textile exports may dip by $100 m
  • Exports to Germany move up marginally
  • Gram Shree Mela on till Jan. 14
  • Govt offers sops to rev up sagging auto sector

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