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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 7, 2000
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  • S'pore, Norway sign accord on maritime R&D
    MOU also includes projects on training, marine environment protection and navigational safety
  • NYK starts its first North Asia-Persian Gulf service
  • Sea Containers' SEC filing
Air and Land Transport
  • PAL seeks to use full quota of seats to Taipei
    Taiwan has restricted Philippine carrier to only 1,200 seats out of weekly allocation of 4,800
  • Boeing offers wage increases to engineers who remain on the job
  • Indian Airlines to resume services to Nepal soon
  • Southwest Airlines jet skids off runway
  • Wake-up call for management
    For its 18,000 engineers and technical workers, it was Boeing's hard-line approach that drove them to go on strike

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 7, 2000
  • MTL sets new container handling record
  • New agreement between NYK and Hyundai
  • Tianjin Port to beef up infrastructure
  • MISC profits boosted in 1999
  • Philippines export growth slowing down
  • Geologistics gets Russian customs broker license
  • AA syndicated loan named "Loan Deal of the Year"
  • AAR blames agent for violation
  • KLM signs with parts specialist
  • More Delhi flights for Austrian

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Cargowebweb site
MARCH 6, 2000
  • UPS want Brussels to force split up of Deutsche Post
  • Rightfreight.Com to partner with NTE in online shipping
  • Big hauliers want to take tough line with oil cartel
  • Sharp rise load factor KLM
  • Brussels wants to prevent Volvo-Scania merger

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 6, 2000
  • Brent crude hits new 9-year high
  • The world's leading bunker port takes prices to new peaks
  • New posted prices in Pakistan
  • Singapore bunker rally continues on tight fundamentals
  • launches Mobile Internet Service for shipping
  • US Gulf HSFO firms on cargo exports
  • Crude ends lower on profit taking, could continue firm

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 6, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court invalidates major Washington State oil spill prevention laws
    The U.S. Supreme Court has reached a decision that Washington State rules concerning tanker crew training, English language proficiency, navigation watch and accident reporting are preempted by federal law.
  • Keppel FELS and PEM SETAL joint venture to sublease Brazilian yard
    The FELS SETAL joint venture has signed an agreement to sublease the 360,000 sqm Ishibras Verolme yard in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. FELS SETAL is a joint venture of Keppel FELS Limited (KFELS), the marine and offshore construction, conversion and repair company of the Keppel Group of Singapore and PEM SETAL Group of Brazil
  • Royal Caribbean claims a lead in cyberspace
    Royal Caribbean International announced last week that its cruise ships offer Internet access to more than 23,000 cruise guests each week, as much as all the other cruise lines combined

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 7, 2000
  • Intertanko wins US court safety battle
    INDEPENDENT tanker owners association Intertanko has won its long running legal battle in the US after the Supreme Court threw out parts of Washington state regulations aimed at preventing damage to the environment.
  • Lloyd's insiders 'covered up asbestos losses'
    TWO leading Lloyd's insiders collaborated in an allegedly secret operation codenamed Foldrug, as the scale of asbestos-related insurance losses began to emerge, the High Court in London was told yesterday.
  • Boskalis to disclose details of HBG bid
    PREDATORY Dutch dredging group Royal Boskalis Westminster said it will this week announce full financial details of its hostile takeover bid for rival Hollandsche Beton Groep (HBG).
  • Tanker aground off Saudi Arabia
    AN oil tanker carrying about 2.1m barrels of crude has run aground in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia with no injuries or oil spillage.
  • Europe yards Korea ultimatum
    THE Committee of European Union Shipbuilders' Association has warned that it will lodge a complaint under the European Trade Barriers Regulation unless the row over shipbuilding is defused in a new round of talks between the European Union and South Korea, scheduled for March 14 in Brussels.
  • Duisburg in talks to lift river-sea volumes
    THE port of Duisburg, Europe's largest inland waterway harbour, is seeking to expand river-sea connections.
  • Boeing 737 lays to rest on top of a car
    A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 rests on top of a car on Hollywood Way in Los Angeles after sliding off the runway at Burbank Airport. The aircraft, with 142 people aboard, overshot the runway on landing. It hit a car carrying a woman and child, who escaped unharmed, before coming to a rest at the edge of a petrol station.
  • Yards reform cuts loss
    ONE of China's largest shipbuilders has forecast that it will lose less than Yuan300m ($36m) this year as reforms to its main subsidiaries gradually engineer a turnaround in operating performance.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 6, 2000
  • Ball-park price rise on cruises from Miami
  • Mitsubishi HI set to lose $1.26Bn
  • Samsung HI to shift focus from shipbuilding
  • China Shipbuilding tackles losses
  • Finnish officials arrested on bribe allegations
  • Cammell Laird confirms talks with French yards
  • Dubai's chandlers will need a licence
  • Second Tasmania fast link 'needed'
  • Philippines will not push for STCW changes
  • P&O Ned brings in inland bunker surcharge
  • Private investors sought for Venezuela fleet
  • Branson rumoured to be eyeing ferry service
  • SCI to replace 15 vessels
  • Canada gets tough on steel dumping
  • Dunkirk invests for container trade
  • Finnish seamen's strike averted
  • Oil production uncertainty continues

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 7, 2000
  • Lines say they're hopeful rates can be increased
  • Momentum is growing for flat merchandise processing fee
  • Oberstar: Tracking technology could improve maritime safety
  • Legislators plan briefing on Customs automated system
  • DOT official urges local support of national maritime system
  • Supreme Court rules in Washington state tanker case
  • New maritime statistics from government available on Web
  • Cargo Express as agents for Conterm
  • Duisburg develops other cargo sources to offset decline in bulk-cargo business
  • Firm raids Emery for division president
  • Marks & Spencer plans to ship more air cargo
  • Mississippi port places its bets on expansion
  • Containers carry about 43% of reefer cargo, study says
  • Shipping Corp. of India exits breakbulk business

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
MARCH 7, 2000
  • Les clients de Brucargo reprochent à BIAC d'abuser de son monopole
    La communauté du fret aérien de Brucargo, représentée par l'ACMAB (les compagnies aériennes) et le BAFI (les expéditeurs) menace d'entreprendre des actions juridiques contre le gestionnaire de l'aéroport BIAC. Les directeurs fret et les expéditeurs reprochent à ce dernier d'abuser fortement de sa position de monopole.
  • Cinquième terminal à marée: Anvers dans l'expectative
    Depuis le 23 février dernier, la direction de l'Entreprise portuaire autonome anversoise a sur son bureau les deux candidatures ayant trait à l'octroi de la concession du troisième terminal à containersà réaliser dans la future darse à marée sur la rive gauche de l'Escaut. Il s'agit de la candidature conjointe de la Hessenatie et de la Noordnatie/SNCB et de celle présentée par le consortium composé de P&O Ports et de sa filiale Allied Stevedores, du Port de Duisbourg et de P&ONL.
  • Navision offre une solution informatique intégrée à De Bock Transport
    L'entreprise de transport routier De Bock Gebroeders Transport de Kieldrecht s'est rendue compte de la nécessité d'une solution totale intégrée en ce qui concerne son système informatique. Après une profonde analyse des logiciels disponibles, l'entreprise a opté pour Navision. Pour ce faire, De Bock s'est associé avec TOP-IT, une division de ICS Computers, spécialisée dans le secteur du transport.
  • Eurotunnel: bénéfice opérationnel en hausse de 17%
    Le bénéfice opérationnel d'Eurotunnel a augmenté de 17% (quand il est exprimé en GBP, de 15% en FRF) en 1999 et est passé à 210 millions de GBP. Le chiffre d'affaires s'est élevé à 627 mio. de GBP, en hausse de 3%. Eurotunnel est donc parvenu à compenser la forte baisse (-27%) des ventes de détail du fait de la suppression des ventes hors taxes en juillet dernier.

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Marine Linkweb site
MARCH 6, 2000
Maritime Contract News
  • Cunard Narrows Field For Queen Mary Builder
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  • Windstar Executive Transfers To Carnival

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