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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 1, 1999
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  • Japanese shipbuilders hard hit by fall in orders
    Major yards did not receive any ship orders during October-December
  • New Liberian flag boss is well-known shipping man
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing delivered record 550 planes in 1998
    Year ends on an upbeat note as US aircraft maker exceeds own forecast
  • Delhi seeks foreign partner for Air India
  • Brazil deregulates completely air fares
  • Nearly 1m cars to be recalled
  • DaimlerChrysler seeks to cut emissions with fuel-cell engines
  • Smaller carriers cry foul
    They claim deregulation has been a boon for large airlines, which use predatory pricing to drive them out
  • No extension of time for shipowners to commence arbitration

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 2, 1999
  • Dispute showed slack in Australian stevedoring
  • Korean container orders up
  • Europe trade westbound form SE Asia sees record year
  • Freight rates subdued by Asian flu
  • Virgin shies away from Kuala Lumpur freighter
  • Star, oneworld gear up for cargo competition
  • UK cargo centre looks to future
  • Cargolux receives sixth B747-400 freighter

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 2, 1999
  • US cotton promotion questioned
  • Pacific ports set sail on intermodal projects
  • West Coast intermodal share tied directly to expansion
  • Shippers ready to talk with railroads
  • China forex market may trade euro in first half of 1999
  • Nationwide Insurance sees 2,000 claims from Virginia ice storm
  • Cuba finishes record 1998 cigar output
  • KLLM Transport Services announces second stock buyback plan in four months
  • Study on larger trucks fails to spur push for reform, so far
  • As planned, NOL sells its headquarters
  • BALtrans optimistic despite profit slip
  • 60 countries accept pact to curb abuse of carnet documents
  • FHWA seeks more truckers to test satellite program that tracks drivers
  • Canada farm groups mixed on rail reform
  • Navy ships rust, fraud suit pursued against builders
  • Hanjin, German owner in charter deal for five ships
  • India vows quicker OK of road, port projects
  • Ship surfaces with new name, original crew's fate uncertain
  • Coal shipper asks court to void barge agreement

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 2, 1999
  • Emergence of new economic power
  • Kar Vivadh Samadhan Scheme extended by a month
  • Panel for duty cut on aluminium
  • Mumbai Port Trust Docks

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 2, 1999
  • Liberian shipowners' chief quits to join new register company
    ONE of the maritime world's best-known figures, Jeremy Smith, has resigned after 21 years as general secretary of the Liberian Shipowners' Council. He is to join the company that has captured the contract to run the Liberian ship register.
  • ECT sale concern by P&O Nedlloyd
    P&O Nedlloyd has raised concerns with the European Commission about the sale of Europe Combined Terminals, the Rotterdam stevedore.
  • Zeebrugge seeking cash help for barge-carrier
    Zeebrugge port authority is seeking support from the Flemish regional government for a BFr600m ($17.6m) seagoing vessel to carry inland waterway barges to the mouth of the Scheldt river.
  • Box volumes boost freight traffic figures
    FREIGHT traffic rose 3% at Zeebrugge in 1998 to 33.5m tonnes from 32.4m the year before,writes Nigel Tutt, Brussels.
  • China plans new sea freight rules
    CHINA may sharply increase its filing requirements from shipping companies in new legislation which has been framed as part of a wider drive by the Beijing government to strengthen its supervisory powers over foreign trade transactions.
  • IMO backs pollution project for Caribbean
    THE International Maritime Organisation has thrown its support behind another Caribbean pollution-related project following the ending in 1997 of the Wider Caribbean Initiative on Ship-generated Waste, which targeted solid waste discharged by cargo and cruise ships.
  • Price tag on Vlasov-RSSC cruise vessel
    MARKET sources have put a price tag of up to $280m on the 720-passenger luxury cruise vessel ordered by Vlasov Group and Radisson Seven Seas Cruises from French yard Chantier de l'Atlantique.
  • Port Said funding decision 'not seen as final'
    A CLASH of national pride and commercial ambition could be behind the Egyptian government's decision to finance the building of a new port development itself rather than rely on private sector funding.

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