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Shipping Timesweb site
MAY 12, 1999
Shipping News
  • Corporatised PSA chalks up $931m profit in first 15 months
    Flat revenues as 1998 was an extremely difficult year due to Asian economic crisis: PSA chairman
  • No plans to offer dedicated terminals
  • S'pore shippers hail US ocean shipping reform
  • Team from Le Havre port visiting S'pore
Air and Land Transport
  • MAS to meet UK officials over low fuel charge
    Carrier will prove it has not breached safety regulations: MAS chairman
  • Air cargo makes up 20% of UK trade by value
  • British Aerospace may consider change of name
  • Korean Air crash: cockpit voice recordings reveal throttle problem
  • Swissair, Portugalia in cooperation talks
  • Filling needs of niche market
    New generation of hi-tech vessels meets the needs of oil industry's continuing drive into deeper waters
  • Time to review tonnage rules pertaining to boxship design

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 12, 1999
  • Cape Line defines corporate mission
  • Devaluation not the answer
  • Sea-Land, Maersk in status quo
  • Shippers follow ORSA wake
  • Rules apply in EU free zones
  • United are simply the best
  • China Eastern to expand despite losses
  • Last trail for Pony Express
  • Korean Air transforms MD-11s into freighters
  • Falling air cargo trade hits AEI

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Cargowebweb site
MAY 11, 1999
  • Brussels prohibits capacity agreements
  • CMB increases interest in Hong Kong shipping company
  • Commission clears acquisition of Safmarine by Maersk
  • Pakhoed places vessels with limited partnerships
  • Lykes and TMM offer more sailings to the Gulf and Mexico
  • Alpa sues Atlas Air
  • Sea-Land and Maersk to remain in New York and New Jersey

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
MAY 12, 1999
  • NYK Report Predicts Aggravated Demand Gap
  • New World Alliance Improves Trans-Pacific Services
  • EU Okays Maersk's Acquisition of Safmarine's Container Sector
  • Container Traffic at Kitakyushu Down in 1998

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urgente online pressweb site
MAY 12, 1999
  • Jordi Nadal se integra en la filial española de MSAS Global Logistic
  • Renfe aumenta la carga de mercancías en el País Vasco en un 12,5 por ciento
  • Gando mejora en mercancías y desciende en pasajeros
  • Correo Argentino se alía con Moore Corporation en el marketing directo
  • El VIII Salón del Automóvil de Vigo genera 9.800 millones de pesetas
  • "El transporte por carretera y el medio ambiente"

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 12, 1999
  • Evergreen rings in changes with new routes
  • Committee clears 15 licences under duty-free EPCG scheme
  • Textile exports post moderate increase
  • EC formally bans defunct EATA
  • Customs notifies Vizag as 'gateway port'
  • MFA phase-out to benefit textile exporters: Ghosh
  • FIIA role may be limited to monitoring mega FDI proposals initially
  • India, Egypt to sign pact for boosting pvt investment
  • STC buys 12,000 t of palmoil
  • K'taka plans 'Pragati Maidan'
  • Kerala draws up exotic flower programme
  • Sidco's export aid scheme proves a success
  • Cotton export not now, says Rana
  • CII sets up panels for crucial growth areas
  • FIPB clears 35 proposals worth Rs 100 crore
  • Basmati exporters scent more lucrative markets beyond Saudi Arabia
  • AI implements USAS cargo system in city
  • Kulu project order for BHEL
  • US court ruling on encryption may benefit software exporters
  • TN plans cotton council for boosting productivity
  • Saarc plans tea body for S. Asia
  • UNDP grant for maize development
  • BAX Global adds Guaranteed Second Day delivery
  • Lagos expo generates $ 31m business

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 11, 1999
  • YPF board accepts Repsol's takeover bid
  • Bunker Insurance Services - Now on the Internet
  • New blender securing steady fuel oil supply in Tunis
  • Tesoro to purchase BP Marine's U.S. West Coast operations

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
MAY 12, 1999
  • Bank Line returns to test the waters
  • FTW to be part of Now Media
  • Joint winners take home final R1000 prize
  • Port conference focuses on low cost solutions
  • Zimstar offers greater flexibility
  • Lloyd Triestino slots into MSC service from June
  • SARS forensic team has prosecuted 151 VAT fraudsters
  • Borrowed money pays NRZ workers
  • EIA begins for new Durban port control centre
  • New rail line links West Nicholson
  • Emirates customers can now make bookings on-line
  • Tracking can begin before air waybill has been issued
  • Virgin records spectacular March figures
  • Stricken tanker makes for Durban
  • You can protest if you think Customs has overclaimed duty
  • ZA Trans opens Jo'burg logistics centre
  • Diesel price increase 'is no cause for griping'
  • SAA to partner Cathay Pacific
  • KLM plans time definite option
  • World-class logistics will save E Cape car industry
  • Jet fuel is also set to rise
  • Money is what motivates staff
  • MSC scoops reliability award
  • In Durban it was the 'non-event of the century'
  • R199 transfer fee peeves CT hauliers
  • Electronic commerce meeting scheduled
  • Four days notice is needed for import destination changes
  • US recognises local training innovation
  • Saf saves intrepid adventurers a gruelling flight home
  • Barry Middleton dies tragically
  • Time is running out for GEAR import incentives
  • 15 vessels could be pulled off FE/S America route

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 11, 1999
  • ABS vessels least likely to face port state control detentions
    Vessels classed with ABS are less likely to be detained for class-related deficiencies than those classed with any other major classification society.
  • Flag flap: Liberian legal wrangle reported settled
    The Government of Liberia, International Registries Inc. and its affiliates and the Liberia International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) have today signed a settlement agreement that "resolves all outstanding disputes" between the parties
  • Australia announces subsidy and R&D program to aid shipbuilders
    Fulfilling an election promise, the Australian government is extending the shipbuilding construction "bounty" at a rate of 3 per cent on eligible costs
  • American Classic signs $60 million contract for two coastal cruise vessels
    American Classic Voyages Co. and Atlantic Marine, Inc.have signed the shipyard construction contract for the first two vessels for Delta Queen Coastal Cruises,

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 12, 1999
  • NK owns up over bulkers
    Nippon Kaiji Kyokai has confirmed that it is the classification society accused by Cyprus last week of unprofessionalism.
  • Greek cargo fleet protest
    Greece's socialist government was yesterday accused by a conservative MP of not taking measures to protect the Greek merchant fleet from the economic effects of the Kosovo conflict.
  • Asia crisis fails to dent progress at PSA
    PSA Corp's profits topped the S$1bn (US$588m) mark for last year despite the Asian economic crisis.
  • Faroes boundary dispute settled
    A protracted territorial dispute over maritime boundaries off the Faroe Islands has been resolved by the British and Danish governments striking a deal that paves the way for thousands of square miles of oil-rich acreage to be opened for exploration.
  • Bangemann plans June mission to Korean yards
    THE visit by European industry commissioner Martin Bangemann to South Korea to register the European Union's strong concern over the Asian country's fierce competition in the shipbuilding sector is likely to take place next month, commission sources said.
  • Continental railways failing clients, says Shiplee
    Freightliner commercial director Bill Shiplee accused continental railways of "living in cloud cuckoo land" when it comes to dealing with customers, writes Roger Hailey. Speaking at Tilbury, he said that expansion into mainland European rail services "was not at the top of the list of our priorities".
  • Cruise boom powers on
    The cruise industry will double in size over the next 10 years, predicted Graeme Dunlop, chairman of P&O Ferries, in his keynote speech.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line set for float by end-June
    Norwegian Cruise Line expects to secure a United States listing by the end of June, according to president and chief executive Geir Aune.

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 11, 1999
  • Death penalty reports unfounded
  • P&O to order cruiseship at Mitsubishi
  • HAL cruiseships delayed
  • Double rate whammy from FEFC
  • Ferry missing off Vanuatu
  • MUA pickets Patrick at Newcastle
  • River cruise passenger dies in freak accident
  • AAPA celebrates passage of WRDA law
  • ASA lines extend Asian coverage
  • SembCorp Logistics sells Wah Kwong stake
  • Mainco to operate FastShip Cherbourg terminal
  • NZ lamb made scapegoat by US farmers
  • Two join junk bond exodus
  • CMA-CGM set for fleet expansion
  • Chance acquisition
  • Trade sanctions loom in US-Europe beef row
  • Baltic Handy continues rise-Freight, Panamax down

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 12, 1999
  • Vancouver advances as major US gateway
  • Air freight forwarders face new competition
  • Mercosur customs union: at the crossroads
  • US Customs adds 10 companies to illegal textile transshipper list
  • USF Logistics appoints Menlo's Frank Reuwer senior vice president of operations
  • Axis Group, unit of auto hauler Allied Holdings, signs deals for auto containers
  • Johnstown America selling railcar operations, focusing on making truck parts
  • Port of Dubai to jointly manage Jeddah terminal
  • UTU, BLE resume feud on train crews
  • New York Regional Rail buys three locomotives
  • Importers, exporters won't profit from shipping reform until 2000
  • APL alliance increases space for China calls
  • Republicans nominate Merck to succeed Hsu at FMC
  • Shipyard subsidy fight heats up
  • FastShip makes deal with French terminal operator
  • Pakistani exporters protest trans-Pacific rate increases
  • Hanson set to invest $100 million at the newest port in Malaysia

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Marine Linkweb site
MAY 11, 1999
  • Union Pension Official Charged In Pension Kickback Scheme
    A former union pension official was reportedly charged with taking kickbacks worth roughly $237,000 in exchange for steering members of the National Maritime Union into classes at the Northeast Maritime Institute in New Bedford, Mass.
  • Latvia Sets June 15 Deadline On Shipper Sell-off
    The Latvian Privatization Agency reportedly approved a June 15 deadline for Tufton Oceanic Group and Lavinia to confirm interest in a tender for a strategic stake in 100-percent state-owned Latvian Shipping.
  • FEFC Shipping Lines Seek $150 Container Asia Rise
    Container shipping lines operating between Europe and Asia will reportedly seek to raise rates on eastbound services by $150 per container effective July 1.
  • Pakhoed Refinancing Through Partnerships
    Pakhoed NV will reportedly refinance part of the fleet of its Pakhoed Shipping division through so-called limited partnerships.
  • BP Amoco Promises More Merger Gains
    Weak oil prices resulted in a steep fall in first quarter profits at BP Amoco Plc but Chief Executive John Browne reportedly said the newly formed oil giant could deliver more merger benefits than initially expected.
  • Statoil Could Launch Saga Counter Bid
    Statoil may reportedly launch a counter bid for Saga Petroleum and block a takeover attempt by industrial group Norsk Hydro, but the price tag might be too steep.
  • Shell To Gain If Texaco, Chevron Merge
    Shell Oil Co. will reportedly stand to gain from a merger of Chevron Corp. and Texaco Inc. because Texaco may have to divest itself of some of its major marketing and refining operations.

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