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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 30, 1998
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  • Shipping lines pulling out of Colombo port
    Delays in unloading due to labour problems and high fuel costs cited as reasons
  • Beijing denies plan to ban ship imports
  • Enron, Shipping Corp of India and Mitsui in LNG tie-up
Air and Land Transport
  • Philippines plans new int'l airport south of Manila
    Former US naval base at Sangley Point can accommodate two runways
  • Manila determined to save PAL at all costs
  • Beijing cracks down on smoke-belching minibus taxis
  • Major JAL shareholder calls on board of directors, president to quit
  • Yards find new market niches
    Competition forces major yards to move to high-value end of the industry and develop new customers
  • Will bulk carriers get a safe haven in a storm?

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 30, 1998
  • Heung-A builds SE Asia link
  • Beijing lifts exim ban
  • Joint venture delayed
  • Cosco hopes to clear bug threat by June
  • Carriers blame economy for high THCs
  • Indonesia port operator plans public listing
  • Ocean freight dumping rife
  • Dnata starts work on Dubai logistics centre
  • Heavy cuts at AIA
  • AMR Corp sells ground-services

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Cargowebweb site
DECEMBER 29, 1998
  • Sea-Land temporarily gets out of Edi-Land project in Rotterdam
  • Research result: combined use of bar codes and Edi sometimes favorable
  • Cargo Card use continues to grow

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 30, 1998
  • Exporters fear higher rates to cut sales in US
  • US, Canada: Whose culture is it, anyway?
  • Europe to hold 13-hour party to launch its unified currency
  • Hong Kong visa change should slow counterfeiting
  • Barge traffic heavy on Illinois River
  • World Bank approves $400 million loan to improve Russia's highways
  • Chile evaulating full Mercosur membership next year
  • Morocco selects two bidders to build a port at Tangier
  • Japan's Mitsui and Nishimatsu Construction join Philippine railway venture
  • Iraqi oil exports reach record highs, UN says
  • China issues bonds to fund railroad projects
  • UPS to raise rates 2.5%, smallest hike in 11 years
  • Three importers backing Haggar in Customs case
  • China Airlines losses worse than thought
  • US multi-modal shipments rising, DOT report finds
  • Tampa's airport authority studies security camera taping system
  • Atlantic shippers sign four-month contracts
  • Shanghai earmarks $192 million to expand river shipping system
  • Hamburg-Sud rocked by squalls from every economic direction
  • Crowley will offer customers online shipment tracking service
  • London port orders ships to dock dry
  • Cargo shipowners must test 50% of crew for drugs in '99
  • Conference on oil-spill response set for Jan. 5-6

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 30, 1998
  • 'Multimodal hub' concept in Nagpur freight city evokes investors' interest
  • OOCL opens up new vistas for Chinese agro produce
  • L/C for garment exporters off
  • Gujarat coastline - A coastline offering plenty of opportunities
  • Nabard report wilts flower exporters
  • Centre earmarks Rs 120 cr for export promotion industrial parks
  • Cotton textile exports may dip by $100 m
  • Record tea output on the cards
  • Model highway concession agreement gets a kick-start
  • Gujarat to develop Veraval port
  • Sops to small-scale industries restricted to Rs 1 cr investment
  • Transporters strike looms large again!

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 30, 1998
  • Smith to join new Liberian register manager
    The Liberian Shipowners Council is preparing to issue a statement to the effect that its long-time General Secretary, Jerry Smith, has quit to take a key position at Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry.
  • Halter revises earnings outlook, cites problems at TDI-Halter
    Halter Marine Group, Inc. expects its third quarter ending December 31, 1998 to be marginally profitable compared to Wall Street expectations of $0.27 per share.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 30, 1998
  • Fyffes to form European alliance with Capespan
    ANOTHER shake-up in the refrigerated shipping market is looming, after a major financial deal impacting a big slice of European fruit shipping and distribution.
  • Preussag continues to expand
    HAPAG-Touristik Union, the tourism subsidiary of Germany's Preussag group, continues to expand with its third takeover move in less than two weeks.
  • Nantes-St Nazaire port hits record
    French port Nantes-Saint Nazaire claims to have handled more than 30m tonnes this year, the highest in its history.
  • Siemens triumphs in LNG project
    An international consortium led by Siemens of Germany has been selected by the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (Tidco) to implement an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and power project at Ennore, in the southern Indian state.
  • Ferry firms must keep list of passengers
    NEW rules calling for shipping companies to record the names and personal details of all passengers carried are due to come into force worldwide from January 1.
  • Two missing as fire rages on Cypriot bulker
    TWO seafarers have gone missing in an early morning engineroom fire which raged out of control on the Cyprus-flag bulk carrier Violetta at anchor in Bolivar Roads, between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula in the traffic-filled Houston Ship Channel.
  • US shipyard trade bodies join forces
    AMERICA's oldest shipyard trade group, the Shipbuilders Council of America, and the country's newest such organisation, the National Shipyard Association, have merged, leaving the US shipbuilding sector with only two trade associations.
  • T Mariotti wins Grimaldi contract to refit Victory
    ITALIAN Shipyard T Mariotti has won a contract from ferry operator Grimaldi to transform the Japanese built 17,113 gt passenger and ro/ro ferry Victory.

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