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Shipping Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
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  • Hamburg port aims to become logistics centre
    German port has facilities to serve as hub for northern, central Europe
  • Limping Carnival ship moves to evade storm
  • Hyundai wins second order from US firm
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing talk of building bigger 747 meant only to scare Airbus: analysts
    Boeing directors will not approve plan for superjumbo without a launch customer
  • Air Canada board expected to reject Onex takeover bid
  • Shanghai completes basic work on Pudong subway
  • Delhi airport acts to cut flight delays due to fog
  • BA cuts New Year's Eve flights by 64%
  • Copters vital in saving lives
  • Environmental pressure on shipowners set to increase

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
  • TMT rolls out Shanghai to Chengdu rail service
  • HMM launches new Hong Kong home page
  • Eximbank loans US$132 billion to boost China's shipbuilding
  • Malaysian manufacturing sales up 18.9 per cent in July
  • Philippine trade surplus mounts to US$755 million
  • Brazilian registration fee stuns shipowners
  • South Pacific Lines submit joint service proposal to FMC
  • DHL-Sinotrans express service helps export industry
  • Shanghai's Pudong Airport in operation

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Cargowebweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
  • Cooperation TNT Post and China State Post
  • Geodis to build in Europort-Vatry in France
  • Checked waste transports often object of official reports
  • European Union wants better checks
  • Canadian carriers reduce flights on January 1, 2000

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
  • JV Container Terminal Officially Opened in Ho Chi Minh
  • Business in Kaohsiung Mostly As Usual
  • TPL Set to Expand Transpacific Capacity

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
  • Port of Longview hires Berth 8 contractor
  • Washington trade group sends Yang to Korea
  • Coast Guard acts to head off oil spill
  • Sea-Land and U.S. Coast Guard participate in Y2K port exercise
  • DOT gives Delta/American new flight services in France
  • Greek ship line inks $13 million net loss
  • Precision Castparts makes gloomy predictions for second quarter

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urgente online pressweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
  • ABX Logistics adquiere 20 por ciento de Saima Avandero
  • Buena evolución del trafico en el puerto de Nápoles
  • El programa de transportes 2000-2004 deberá centrarse en objetivos sociales y ambientales
  • Acuerdo entre la UE y Japón sobre las importaciones de automóviles nipones
  • La comisaria de Medio Ambiente reivindicará el uso de la bicicleta como medio de transporte alternativo
  • Airbus recibe orden es por 1.500 millones de Euro
  • Huelga de camioneros en Argentina
  • AUA Grupo decide alianza estratégica

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
Shipping News
  • Indian textile show in Colombo nets orders worth Rs 18 crore
  • Committee on air cargo projections set up
  • Export council status for Khadi Commission likely
  • 4 cotton technology mini-missions get Planners' approval
  • 42 mt crude imports likely this fiscal
  • Refineries aiming to export naphtha
  • Textile policy report taking shape
  • Inflation rises
  • ChPT signs pact with BTL for berth lease
  • Move for simpler sampling of groundnuts for export
  • Irish IT firms scouting for tie-ups in India
  • Netherlands to help study feasibility of cold storage chains
  • Edible oils imports sinking industry
  • National Medicinal Board to boost plants/extracts exports soon
  • CII urges India to join Cairns Group
  • BHEL bags order from Kirloskars
  • Two-day WTI programme on export sops
Aviation News
  • Ansett Australia predicts a challenging year
  • BAA's passenger traffic increases by 5.8%
  • Delta to expand European services
  • Boeing to convert 757 and 767 into freighters
  • CAAC to regroup airlines, rid redundancy
  • Transmile to extend freighter service
  • Boeing tussles with Airbus for El Al order
  • Iberia and Finnair on board 'Oneworld'

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
  • IPE Brent futures down ahead of OPEC meeting
  • Mexico pledges to stick with OPEC, market not impressed
  • Kaohsiung unaffected by Taiwan earthquake
  • Kuwaiti Minister says OPEC Cuts may last longer

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
  • Durban boxes seized in drugs bust
  • Hauliers and SARS lock horns over border problems
  • Lines hike Med rates
  • BA ups freight capacity
  • Choosy buyers put pressure on perishable exporters
  • Safair to the rescue in East Timor
  • CT moves closer to 3-star safety rating
  • Transglobal opens Gauteng office
  • SA steps out of 'virtual recession'
  • Ships agencies pool their skills
  • Beitbridge doesn't deserve this negative publicity
  • Lykes' long-service record
  • Supply vessel offers varied services from Moz
  • Recovering Asian economies still face real challenges
  • Wharf Rat's diary
  • 'Arrive Alive' targets speeding truckers and overloaders
  • ACSA starts work on PE runway extension
  • 'Catch 22' stymies PE's perishable growth
  • Cosmos helps EL set handling record
  • Private hauliers make a 'slow' start in PE
  • Shippers cotton on to express Mozambique service
  • Boxes of goodwill
  • Mutare EPZ woos SA shippers
  • Survey finds 63% of companies have affirmative policies in place
  • Behind the scenes DHL kept the Games going
  • Port user voices frustrations over 'inefficient' combi terminal

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
  • Nigerian tanker flees detention, banned from European ports
    Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency has banned the Nigerian flagged oil tanker DELMAR EAGLE, from entering any European Port under the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Port State Control.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
  • US faces shipping trade row
    BRITAIN has pledged to push the issue of maritime services firmly on to the liberalisation agenda at the World Trade Organisation.
  • Taiwan earthquake
    A classical-style statue stands untouched in front of a toppled Taipei apartment building as rescue workers try to locate and extract survivors following an earthquake which hit central Taiwan yesterday. More than 1,500 people were killed according to early estimates and 3,500 injured, but ports escaped relatively unscathed, the worst affected harbour being Taichung, close to the epicentre in the mountainous central massif.
  • Tirrenia confident of Brussels backing on state subsidies
    TOP management at Italian state owned ferry group Tirrenia feels confident of winning European Commission approval for most of the subsidies it receives from the state under a public utility service deal that expires in 2008, Lloyd's List can reveal.
  • Tanker scrap prices still holding firm at 1999 peak levels
    SCRAP prices are still holding at 1999-peak levels for tanker units as illustrated by the latest very large crude carrier demolition sale, writes Emily Redding.
  • Prospects for Atlantic deal bleak
    THE chances of reaching early agreement on a new service structure for the North Atlantic that would remove liner tonnage from this depressed trade lane look remote.
  • TBT phase-out premature
    Phasing out of tributyltins in anti-fouling paint is premature until adequate replacements are found, John Joyce marine director of the International Chamber of Shipping said yesterday.
  • Korean giants eye LNG export club
    DAEWOO and Samsung are battling to enter the exclusive club of export LNG shipbuilders next month when the results of the long-awaited Spanish LNG project is announced.
  • Bahamas Freeport terminal intact after Floyd
    BAHAMAS' key Freeport container terminal escaped largely unscathed after Hurricane Floyd roared through last week and ships resumed calling there shortly after it passed over on its way to the US mainland.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
  • Evergreen unscathed as earthquake shakes Taiwan
  • Carnival cruise ship avoids storm after fire
  • UK bans oil tanker under Paris MOU
  • MUA loses out on Enterprise crew deal
  • Philippines could award sole sugar supply rights
  • Third way outlined for junk bonds
  • US Supreme Court to hear Intertanko suit
  • Non-mutual P&I unprofitable, says North of England
  • Kuoni Travel buys Clipper Cruise Line
  • Second hand outperforms newbuildings, says banker
  • Groupe Bourbon posts healthy results
  • Colombia sees ports revival
  • CSL signs up domestic fleet with Acomarit
  • Chiquita signs cargo handling contract in Genoa
  • Italy and France to develop Horizon Frigate
  • ITF targets 'dirty ship breaking'
  • Bankers fear for future of smaller owners
  • End in sight for Petrobras oil monopoly
  • AP Moller takes full control of Mærsk India

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
  • Shippers prodded to sign promptly
  • Acquisition targets: 'Not us,' executives insist
  • United Technologies to cut 1,500 jobs
  • Organization alleges Salvadoran workers make Kathie Lee line in sweatshops
  • US gasoline prices hit two-year high
  • Technology Logistics Systems opens two new logistics centers
  • Dorsey Trailers get multimillion dollar order from UPS
  • Trucker rejects mediation proposal
  • Damage to transport hubs appears limited
  • FedEx intends to speed clearance
  • Toll-highway bailout reaches $9.4 billion
  • France is unswayed by reform proposal
  • STB blocks bid to prevent operation over short lines
  • Philippine Airlines is on the mend, nation's finance secretary reports
  • Carrier announces plans to join Star Alliance
  • Ho Chi Minh City container terminal is open, with expansion planned
  • Crowley gets OK to transfer federal subsidies to Automar
  • Chennai feeder gets sole use of berth
  • Lawlessness at sea often goes unchecked

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
SEPTEMBER 21, 1999
  • Shortsea shipping, le grand inconnu
    La deuxième session de l'Eurofreight '99, le premier congrès pour et organisé par des expéditeurs européens, avait pour thème le trafic shortsea. Christina Prieser, de l'Institut allemand "Shipping Economics and Logistics", a déclaré que le transfert du transport routier vers le shortsea n'est pas automatique et que sa promotion laisse encore pas mal à désirer. Günther Kempf, directeur de l'armateur shortsea Opdr, est arrivé à la même constatation. Le troisième intervenant fut Marc De Witte, directeur commercial chez Noord Natie. Dans le court délai qui lui était accordé, ce dernier a abordé les activités shortsea en rapport avec la fonction commerciale du port d'Anvers. Finalement, Frank Boogaerts, le président des débats, a exposé la législation douanière européenne, qui présente actuellement quelques obstacles aux opportunités de ces modes de transport dans certaines régions. Mais il y a de l'espoir...
  • Ziegler ouvre une plate-forme logistique près de Strasbourg
    Ziegler a inauguré vendredi dernier à Hoerdt, près de Strasbourg, une nouvelle plate-forme logistique. "Cet investissement cadre dans la stratégie de logistique multimodale de proximité dans les principales régions d'Europe", dit le groupe belge dans un communiqué. D'autres investissements de ce type sont en cours, entre autres à Londres.
  • Lufthansa en joint-venture fret avec Singapore Airlines?
    Lufthansa Cargo AG (LCAG) souhaite réaliser une joint-venture avec Singapore Airlines (SIA). C'est ce qu'a déclaré le président de LCAG Wilhelm Althen à l'occasion d'une visite à Singapour. Il a précisé que la coopération avec SIA permettrait à la filiale fret de la compagnie aérienne allemande de renforcer sa présence dans la région Asie-Pacifique. Les deux compagnies oeuvrent depuis quelque temps à la réalisation d'une alliance fret dont SAS ferait également partie.

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