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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 9, 2000
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  • Local players launch shipping portals,, being set up this month
  • Taca to raise freight rates from April 1
  • Grounded tanker off Saudi coast refloated
  • ASA to extend service network to China
  • Transpacific cargo growth surprisingly up
  • Carnival to buy back up to US$1b in stock
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing slows jet deliveries to replace fasteners
    Fasteners proned to cracking have been installed since December
  • US lawmakers agree on record US$40b plan to improve airports
  • Deny Virgin Chicago airport slots, United Air, TWA urge
  • China Northern Airlines to buy 10 Airbus planes
  • Thai Airways, Swissair in cooperation deal
  • Expanding with e-commerce
    Delivery and transport firm invests in network expansion, technology and manpower development in Asia
  • Fierce battle for Cunard's US$600m order

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 9, 2000
  • Hong Kong regains its crown from Singapore
  • CP Ships optimistic for 2000
  • Naviera finds new companion
  • Djakarta Lloyd's new direction
  • AA gets backing for China bid
  • Vasp facing debt dilemma
  • Das Air expanding services
  • Summer plans for Lufthansa
  • Olympic expands fleet

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Cargowebweb site
MARCH 8, 2000
  • Agreement between KLM and Malaysia Airlines 'almost reached'
  • Net profit of GBP 200 million Eurotunnel
  • recruiting site
  • Union voiced support for CN/BNSF merger
  • 'Army goes to war on rail'

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 8, 2000
  • Crude corrects by $1 and more, but rally 'not over yet'
  • Saudi posted prices up by $23-27 this Thursday
  • ARA bunkers drop $10 in line with falling crude
  • Company news and updates
  • Turning point for hot oil prices today after APIs, OPEC minister meeting

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 8, 2000
  • Quincy seeks lien on MHI chief's home
    The Patriot Ledger reports that the Quincy, Mass., city council has directed the city's lawyers to put a lien on the Brookline, Mass., home of Sotirios Emmanouil, the man behind the ill-fated attempt to reopen the Fore River shipyard as Massachusetts Heavy Industries.
  • First in a new "green" cruise ship series for Royal Caribbean International
    While Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Cruises is building its Millennium to Lloyds Register class, it has also opted to include DNV's new voluntary class notation CLEAN DESIGN.
  • Equilinx launches on-line marine marketplace
    Equilinx, a business-to-business e-commerce hub for the marine industry, yesterday announced its planned second quarter launch of what its says is world's first international online marketplace for ship repair and replacement parts, equipment and services.
  • MacGregor wins major orders for cruise ships
    Under contracts totaling over $6.25 million, MacGregor's Passenger Ship Division is supplying a shipset of 21 elevators for NCL's latest cruise ship newbuilding, and a repeat turn-key package which includes 43 provisions stores and refrigeration machinery. Announcement of the NCL order came just one day after news that MacGregor had won a contract to supply elevators, escalators and cold rooms for the two 72,000gt 'Project America' cruise ships contracted by American Classic Voyages Co at Litton Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 9, 2000
  • Cammell Laird mulls Marseilles purchase
    BRITISH shiprepairer Cammell Laird is considering setting up a shiprepair operation in the French port of Marseilles.
  • H&W issues redundancywarnings
    HARLAND and Wolff has placed more than 1,700 employees on notice of redundancy as the Belfast yard's efforts to win Cunard's Queen Mary Project threaten to collapse because of financing difficulties, writes Tony Gray.
  • Occidental Petroleum pays $3.6bn for Altura Energy
    OCCIDENTAL Petroleum Corporation of the US has agreed to buy Altura Energy, a southwestern US oil and ga partnership owned by BP Amoco and Shell, in a deal valued at $3.6bn.
  • Precious little to celebrate
    PRECIOUS Shipping, the cash- strapped Thai handysize bulk operator, plunged deeper into the red in 1999 hit by the continuing fragility of the small bulker sector.
  • New ferry targeted in 'toxic' paint protest
    ENVIRONMENTAL group Greenpeace yesterday staged a protest against the use of the use of toxic tributyltin coatings targeting a newbuilding passenger ferry at Rotterdam shipyard Van der Giessen de Noord.
  • HDW lands four more Attica orders
    GREECE'S Attica Enterprises has placed an order for up to four more large passenger-vehicle ferries from Germany's shipbuilding industry, adding to a series of six already under construction at Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft.
  • Lloyd's faces '£2bn loss'
    LLOYD'S is facing losses of more than £2bn ($3.18bn) for the four policy years to 2000, with particular pain on the marine account, credit ratings agency Moody's has warned.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 8, 2000
  • AESA grabs LNG orders
  • Cruise price fall baffles bosses
  • Chilean ports face strike as talks stall
  • Samho to reopen dock after order surge
  • Daewoo takes stake in engine builder
  • Gotaverken Cityvarvet acquired by Damen
  • Americana sells CTE stake to Odiel
  • St Lawrence pilots settle contracts
  • La Guaira re-opens to cruises
  • Novel plan to solve Canada grain transport
  • CP ready to merge with UP
  • Tugboat kick-starts trilateral LatAm trade
  • Philippines cuts short SGS contract
  • Three bid for Manila North Harbour
  • Indonesia forecasts coal export surge
  • Malaysia to invest in Tamil Nadu
  • Seaborne iron ore to soar
  • Owners bite back at EurOPA, says Fairplay

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 9, 2000
  • Groups seek to develop global set of standards
  • New round of increases not likely, carriers say
  • UPS Logistics Group rolls out Automotive Services unit
  • Import groups agree on entry simplification
  • Equilinx to launch maritime procurement Web site 2nd half 2000
  • Kitty Hawk sees lower freight demand, maintenance delays affecting financial results
  • QRS buys RockPort
  • Nistevo's Web-based logistics tool attracts General Mills Operations
  • CN-BNSF deal dominates hearing on rail industry
  • Wisconsin Central endorses proposed CN-BNSF merger
  • Shippers find alternatives as FedEx prepares to end Prestwick service
  • Express delivery firms succeed in delaying postal legislation
  • Congress agrees to increase spending
  • Industry blames Korean subsidies for lost business
  • Shipowners fear crackdown by EU
  • Keppel posts record year
  • Ho Chi Minh City port is expanded

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