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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 1, 2000
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  • P&O orders 2 cruise ships from Mitsubishi
    US$900m deal marks Japanese shipbuilder's break into lucrative foreign cruise ship market
  • S'pore still world's busiest port, top bunkering spot
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing set to launch stretch 777 jet with 30 orders
    B777X will be ready for delivery by September 2003, assuming a launch this month
  • Sabena orders four A340s worth US$560m
  • EU help needed in US-UK air talks: Branson
  • Aussie union objects to Air NZ's purchase of Ansett
  • Swissair delays resumption of flights to Belgrade
  • MAS expects load factor to rise to 70%
  • Industry sees no lack of ships
    Signs that oil producers could relax output restraints are unlikely to cause demand to outstrip tanker supply
  • EU set to impose unilateral shipping rules

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 1, 2000
  • Mainland ventures choose HHLA
  • China fears over shipbuilding
  • Divisions remain over anti-trust
  • New Schenker-Seino Logistics
  • New inspection programme for Bangladesh-bound cargoes
  • Container cargo volume climbs at Long Beach
  • Malaysia's economy rebounds with 4.5 per cent rise
  • Change in Indian chartering laws
  • Lido leaving Hong Kong
  • Approval soon for new B777
  • UPS appeals to China for rights
  • SIA to join HAESL
  • Melbourne Freight Terminal appoints new manager

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Cargowebweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2000
  • GlobalNetXchange
  • German shippers increase prices
  • Interview with UPS chief about commerce
  • Port of Hamburg on the web
  • Negative verdict for TNT Post

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
MARCH 1, 2000
  • ANZESC Eyes Second Rate Increase for 2000
  • Evergreen, COSCON to Join Forces in FE/Australia Run
  • COSCON, PIL in Joint Venture for China/S.E. Asia Link
  • Gemartrans Launches Ho Chi Minh/Pt. Klang Shuttle
  • Singapore Remains World's Busiest Box Port in 1999
  • Container Traffic at Bremen/Bremerhaven up 20.4% in 1999

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 1, 2000
  • With limited options available, Sinha presents harsh Budget
  • Charter norms liberalised
  • Port of Antwerp team visits India on promotion tour & study mission
  • Diamond exports log sparkling 29 pc growth
  • Lykes Lines' new service
  • Council to monitor value-added tax soon
  • MP fund for infrastructure
  • Changes in 'K' Line Board
  • Cotton yarn exports in Jan hold ground
  • SOPA team returns exuberant from SE Asian tour
  • SC stays Cegat order lifting Russian steel dumping duty
  • ECGC exploring JV options on re-insurance
  • Deepak Parekh wins IMC Quality Award
  • Inflation rate reined by cheaper imports

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2000
  • MarAd takes over Massachusetts yard
    Security guards acting for the U.S. Maritime Administration are now in control of the premises of the the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Mass.
  • Kvaerner signs $ 1.1 billion letter of intent with Royal Caribbean for two more Eagles
    Kvaerner, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Royal Caribbean Cruises to build the fourth and fifth Eagle-class vessels for Royal Caribbean International.
  • P&O inks deal with MHI for Princess mega ships
    P&O has now signed a contract with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) for the construction of two 113,000 gt cruise ships.
  • $230 million LMSR contract for NASSCO
    General Dynamics' National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, has been awarded a $230 million contract to build its eighth Large Medium Speed Roll-on/Roll-off (LMSR) ship under the U.S. Navy's Strategic Sealift Program.
  • Sedco Express contract modified
    Transocean Sedco Forex Inc. announced that one of its operating subsidiaries has reached an agreement with Elf Exploration Angola (Elf) to amend the offshore drilling contract on the newbuild semisubmersible Sedco Express. Modifications to the contract pertain primarily to the date for possible early termination due to late delivery of the rig and total expected revenues over the duration of the contract.
  • First ICO satellite set for launch
    ICO Global Communications says that the first in its series of global communications satellites is scheduled for launch aboard a Sea Launch vehicle on March 12.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 1, 2000
  • Eagle order shows faith in Masa-Yards
    ROYAL Caribbean, the world's second largest cruiseline, yesterday ordered two more Eagle-class ships at a total cost of $1.1bn.
  • Adsteam to purchase 50% stake in Northland
    ADSTEAM Marine is to enter the US tug and barge transport market with the purchase of a 50% stake in Seattle-based Northland Services.
  • Teekay sees silver lining for tankers
    LEADING aframax tanker group Teekay Shipping will be glad to see the back of 1999 as losses escalated in the final three months.
  • Stena Line plans further cost cuts
    Stena Line, Scandinavia's leading ferry group, plans to undertake further cost-cutting measures as losses in 1999 reached almost SKr500m ($56.22m).
  • Beton Groep to block Boskalis
    DUTCH dredging-to-construction group Hollandsche Beton Groep is understood to be close to acquiring Belgium's biggest dredging company, DEME/Dredging International in moves to spoil rival Boskalis' hostile take-over bid.
  • Hamburg box handler to close Unikai terminal
    HAMBURG port handling group Hamburger Hafen und Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft will close its Unikai container terminal later this year.
  • Europe owners warn on cost of Erika proposals
    THE EUROPEAN Community Shipowners' Association has called for an economic study on the impact of a possible early phasing out of single-hull oil tankers, said ECSA secretary-general Alfons Guinier.
  • French back Jospin on flag initiative
    THE French shipping industry has expressed satisfaction at a promise from the French government to announce measures shortly to make the French flag more attractive to ship operators.

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Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2000
  • Another Japanese ship feared hijacked
  • BP Amoco offers to relinquish Alaska oil
  • IHI and Sumitomo in merger talks
  • MHI to shut Nagasaki building berth
  • Adsteam buys into Northland
  • Carnival launches $1Bn share buy-back
  • Jospin details maritime safety measures
  • Maritime shares rise with Dow pull-back
  • Year-round emergency tug for Dover Strait
  • KMY signs $1.1Bn deal for two more Eagles
  • Germany plans new shipping tax stimulus
  • Sveaas mops up at Waterfront
  • Buquebus to start ro-ro services
  • Indian owners win tax exemption
  • Philippines protest unfair trade barriers
  • Beleaguered Brazilians' bunker battle
  • Strintzis profits strongly higher
  • Chile port workers seek to unionise
  • Shanghai determined to become hub port

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 1, 2000
  • Exporters eligible for full HMT tax refund
  • Rep. Hyde poses five questions to FMC
  • Marine Transport earnings hit by restructuring
  • Report: U.S. Customs tougher on private couriers than Postal Service
  • BLE wins representation fight With UTU
  • Boeing, GE announce new long-range 777 airliners
  • Hamburg posts record cargo-handling for 1999
  • Aramex to develop logistics hub in Jordan
  • Yellow gears up for expedited service
  • UPS allies with Hong Kong firm
  • Russia's commercial carriers urge end to military competition
  • FedEx selects Nextlink service
  • VASP cutting back on service
  • Europe's container volume rose in 1999
  • Carrier realigns service to focus on US Gulf
  • Tacoma breaks record for TEUs
  • Indian port operators welcome new rules on bidding
  • Halliday gets top conference post
  • Terminal is proposed at Wilhelmshaven
  • CMA, Norasia to expand service

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Marine Linkweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2000
  • EU Debates Old Ships V. New Ships
  • KMY Wins Two-Ship Order From RCL
  • Australian Company Buys Into U.S. Inland Market
  • Carnival Announces $1B Stock Buyback
  • P&O Announces Steady Results For Stena
  • Mississippi River Traffic Starts Flowing Early
  • Innovative High-Speed Japanese Ferry Enters Service
  • Moody's Downgrades Navigator Gas

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