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Shipping Timesweb site
JUNE 23, 1999
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  • P&O invests US$2b in five cruise ships
    Mitsubishi, Chantiers de l'Atlantique to build two each and Fincantieri one
  • China's tanker committee aims to help shipowners
  • Auckland takes steps against non-Y2K compliant ships
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing's aircraft deal with SIA raises concern
    US planemaker's agreement to take in 17 A340s in order to sell 10 more B777s a dangerous precedent
  • Air France, Delta to create alliance
  • PAL in deal with Lufthansa unit
  • Virgin gives away 1,000 tickets over Internet
  • FAA may fine Northwest Airlines US$80,000
  • S'pore aims to be world hub
    World-class port has necessary building blocks in place to be pre-eminent global centre for maritime business
  • Time for shipowners to think about the kind of insurance they want

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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 23, 1999
  • Port board has big plans for HK
  • Marine safety body for Beijing
  • NYK, MOL report drop in containers in use
  • Ship reform act to shake up liner industry
  • Pacer opens LA cross-dock facility
  • Bollore acquires Compagnie Maritime Belge unit
  • Manila in plea to PAL creditor
  • SIA expands fleet
  • Air China back in black
  • Qantas signs BA deal

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Cargowebweb site
JUNE 22, 1999
  • Eurotunnel to double freight shuttle capacity by 2003
  • Possible claims for damages from Austria
  • Matsushita limits number of lines
  • New site Virgin Atlantic
  • More aid for Dutch shipbuilding
  • Danish Post quits TNT Post

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
JUNE 23, 1999
  • Transpacific Box Volumes Continue to Grow
  • MHI Awarded World-Class Cruise Ship by Princess Cruises
  • May Box Volumes Set Record at Los Angeles

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 22, 1999
Shipping News
  • ICD SABARMATI, AHMEDABAD - List of Best Performers in International & Domestic Traffic during 1998-99
  • DGFT told to fully computerise Customs operations
  • Inflation dips
  • Forex reserves up
  • Hanjin expects revenue to swell
  • IMC organising major telecom show in Feb 2000
  • CWC exploring scope to set up tank farms in Vizag, Kakinada ports
  • Fortunes turn better for used machinery industry
  • TUF draws 55 applications; 14 given loans
  • India among top 5 wind energy producers
  • CII lists steps to streamline export-import
  • Cosco forges Japan link
  • Gems & jewellery exports make sparkling start this fiscal
  • Rubber Board sees imports inevitable in new millennium
  • Ministry says 'no' to SCI-Petronet LNG venture
  • KPT steps to give users a better deal
  • Assocham charts out 7.4 pc GDP growth formula
Aviation News
  • Silk Air starts Thiruvananthapuram -Singapore flights
  • Higher level of utilisation for KLM
  • Delta speeds up in-flight safety measures
  • FX resumes Dallas route
  • India, Luxembourg to launch air services
  • Cathay Pacific's new Boeing 777-300 on Indian routes
  • United Airlines to augment flights at LA hub
  • Gulf Air secures US$350 m loan for 4 Airbus aircraft
  • Third domestic Aussie airline waiting in the wings for launch
  • DHL to invest US$123 m in Asia in next 3 years

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 22, 1999
  • P&O places $2 billion in cruise ship orders
    As widely predicted, P&O has gone to Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for two of five new cruise ships it has ordered.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 23, 1999
  • P&O launches $2bn newbuilding spree
    P&O has embarked on a $2bn cruiseship newbuilding spree at shipyards in Europe and Asia and has taken options that could eventually double the value of the order.
  • ICB Shipping faces break-up
    The break-up of ICB Shipping is emerging as the most likely outcome of the battle between John Fredriksen and John Angelicoussis for control of the Swedish tanker specialist, Mr Angelicoussis said yesterday.
  • Scandinavian merger to cost up to 250 jobs
    BETWEEN 200 and 250 jobs are to be axed through the merger of Sweden's Wallenius Lines with Wilhelmsen Lines of Norway to form the world's largest vehicle shipping company.
  • Ugland sees global trade rebound
    JONATHAN Palmer, Ugland International's chief executive yesterday tempered last week's profit warning by publishing new research that pointed to a rebound in global vehicle shipments.
  • New European group to target working hours
    THE European Transport Workers Federation, formed last week to group together trade unions from east and west of Europe, believes it will have stronger clout in seeking conditions for its members, federation officials said.
  • Baltic Exchange losses reduced
    OPERATING losses for the Baltic Exchange have fallen considerably over the past year.
  • Governments 'have failed sea transport'
    GOVERNMENTS have so far failed in their attempts to provide an internationally harmonised and stringently enforced regulatory environment to allow economically healthy and efficient sea transport, a senior Dutch government official admitted yesterday.
  • Dialogue holds key to quality control
    CONSTRUCTIVE, across-the-board dialogue is one of the answers to the challenge of self-regulated quality control in shipping, said Georgette Lalis, director of Maritime Transport, from the European Commission's DGVII.

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Fairplayweb site
JUNE 22, 1999
  • P&O orders five cruise ships worth $2Bn
  • RINA to become joint-stock company
  • Songkhla port blockade continues
  • Cochin workers oppose terminal privatisation
  • End quibbles over Filipino claims, say owners
  • Stena AB doubles 1998 profits
  • Mandatory ship reporting in Strait from July 1
  • Long Beach hits box-handling high
  • Sub-standard shipping costs industry up to $6Bn
  • Adsteam on stream at Newcastle
  • Damen in marine equipment alliance
  • Big ro-ro expansion plans for Immingham
  • Eurotunnel puts pressure on ferry operators
  • Three companies interested in Vaasa-Umeå run
  • Chittagong levies punitive rent on empties
  • Savona to get stake in Stazione Marittima Genoa
  • Dubai authority to launch international offshoot
  • Mumbai port to privatise dry docks

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 23, 1999
  • Imports at the mercy of Congress
  • Rates fall for top shippers as NS, CSX vie for cargo
  • APL appoints managing directors for Central Asia and North America
  • UPS' Internet tracking now available outside U.S.
  • Roadway Express expands regional metro service between New York and Chicago
  • Union Carbide opens bulk liquid terminal to serve Southeastern US
  • World Bank postpones decision on China loan
  • C.H. Robinson buys domestic freight forwarder
  • Intexo centralizes distribution
  • Transit Group buying Fox Midwest Transport
  • Shippers advised to avoid rail delays
  • Western logistics companies stake claims
  • Additional Eurotunnel truck shuttles planned
  • Cargo part of equation for Delta, Air France
  • Union Carbide opens South Carolina terminal
  • C.H. Robinson to buy freight forwarder Vertex
  • 'Green' groups agree to let 17 Atlanta road projects proceed
  • Post offices spar to own ASG
  • Improved link would aid Nepal, Calcutta
  • Conference expects rates to rise with cargo volume
  • Shippers and carriers zoom in on Y2K
  • Vitarana takes the helm at United Arab Agencies
  • Chennai seeks automakers in effort to recover cargo

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JUNE 23, 1999
  • Création d'un réseau dans la citerne alimentaire: Axcial
    Un réseau de transporteurs citerniers est né il y a quelques jours en France. Baptisé Axcial, il devrait rapidement s'étendre à d'autres pays d'Europe. Son siège commercial est d'ailleurs situé avenue Louise à Bruxelles. L'objectif est de donner à des PME une taille critique suffisante et d'assurer leur perennité grâce à la coopération. Aujourd'hui, ce réseau compte six entreprises françaises, et de nouveaux noms devraient ête annoncés prochainement.
  • Air France a opté pour Delta Airlines
    La conclusion d'un accord entre Air France et Delta Airlines vient d'être annoncée à Paris. Mais ce n'est que la première étape vers une "grande alliance globale", cette dernière devant rassembler d'autres partenaires.
  • Transport routier: les syndicats défendront le compromis
    La solution de compromis présentée aux patrons et aux chauffeurs par le conciliateur social André De Gieter semble avoir de très grandes chances d'ête acceptée. Le front commun des employeurs (Febetra, SAV et UPTR) a accepté le texte et l'a fait savoir lundi au médiateur. Les syndicats le défendront auprès des leurs adhérents, avons-nous appris.

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Marine Linkweb site
JUNE 22, 1999
  • New Maritime Charter Aims to Raise Standards
  • Car Shipping Group Sees Scope in Fragmented Market
  • Tidewater to Sell Fleet of Safety Standby Boats
  • Texaco Gets Kudos For Turnaround in Racial Policy
  • Eurotunnel Invests To Double Capacity
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