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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 14, 2000
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  • Fresh bunker surcharge hike seen in Europe-Far East trade
    Reviving oil prices add pressure as conferences review current surcharge
  • Frontline buys 15.8% stake in Golden Ocean
  • Dr M sees new Pelepas port as growth catalyst
  • EC raids six Asian shipping lines' offices
Air and Land Transport
  • BAE Systems wins £530m UK govt loan for A3XX
    Dasa, its German partner in Airbus, has yet to receive nod for US$1.5b loan
  • Washington given EU deadline for aircraft noise deal
  • New BA CEO needs people skills: analysts
  • EVA sees higher cargo revenue
  • Loss of bid puts yard at the end of the line
    Northern Ireland's Harland & Wolff faces closure after losing £400m order to French yard AP

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 14, 2000
  • Yunnan on road to world trade
  • Ship demolition no waste
  • Schenker shuffles senior staff
  • South African Airways fleet renewal
  • Emirates launches expansion plans with new look
  • China Northern Airlines gets 10 new A321s

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Cargowebweb site
MARCH 13, 2000
  • Bob Ayling steps down as ceo British Airways
  • Joint service Qantas and BA approved
  • UPS to lobby with Deutsche Post-example against U.S. Postal Service privatisation
  • Internet shipping sites to merge; investment in site
  • and new marketplaces

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 14, 2000
  • Chennai Port sets new milestone; crosses 3 lakh teu mark
  • 12 more farm goods under customs duty net
  • Commerce Ministry keen to merge zero, 10 pc import duty slabs
  • HRCs may help exceed steel export target
  • Oil gear imports cheaper with zero import duty
  • CII: Clinton's visit augurs well for Indo-US trade
  • Rlys tapping overseas aid for $ 1.8-bn project
  • Forex reserves cross $ 36 bn
  • CII seeks WTO compatible DEPB scheme, QRs phase-out efforts
  • SIL may go in new Exim Policy
  • Petronet LNG may sign deal with IOC, BPCL & GAIL
  • Bill on sharing of tax proceeds tabled in Parliament
  • Spurt in Gulf demand for cardamom
  • Oil companies jack up petro-product prices
  • Marginal rise in inflation rate
  • RBI in agreement with Sinha's 8 pc growth projection
  • PAN to be common business identifier
  • New eco-friendly system of curing cardamom

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 13, 2000
  • Erika aftermath could send sub-standard tankers to Asia
  • 52 million extra barrels needed in US in next two months
  • Crude trades slightly higher as Saudi keeps April Europe supplies steady
  • Iran supports OPEC output increase
  • London Club warning on questionable oil charterers
  • Bunker hedging: No use in crying over spilt milk

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
MARCH 14, 2000
  • Charterers must pay up when cargo is late
  • 'Fuel prices will continue to rise'
  • Safmarine triumphs over trade name hijackers
  • Maputo rail link still needs a buyer
  • New Swaziland border procedure costs importers dearly
  • PE rail concession ends on May 31
  • Agent-hoppers leave trail of bad debt
  • Joachim Hellmann dies
  • Citrus and avocado exports take a bashing
  • Fuel crisis forces transporters to downsize
  • Jadroplov quietly departs
  • Cargo owners whinge as cruises take precedence
  • New Durban control tower will cost R7-m
  • Wharfrat's diary
  • Bursary winner acquires essential maritime training skills
  • New handlers add capacity for United Container Depot
  • Flood devastation forces closer public/private sector co-operation
  • Swaziland counts cost of infrastructure damage

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 13, 2000
  • P&I club warns on "questionable" chartering practices
    The London P&I Club has warned tanker owners to be on the look-out for questionable chartering practices in the oil trades. Two London Club members have recently had severe difficulties in relation to oil cargo descriptions in bills of lading. These have led to difficulties in putting liens on cargo in order to enforce freight and demurrage claims.
  • Lumber giant poised to order ships
    The Westwood Shipping Lines subsidiary of lumber and paper giant Weyerhaeuser will reportedly soon sign a contract with Poland's Stocznia Gdynia shipyward for seven 600-foot, 44,000-ton vessels
  • The World of ResidenSea to fit UNIC davits
    Schat-Harding has won its first order for itsspace saving lifeboat davit system for cruise ships. Four sets of the UNIC davits will be supplied to the World of ResidenSea project, now building at Norway's Fosen yard.
  • ICO's first satellite fails to launch
    Launch of the first satellite for ICO Global Communications on board a Sea Launch rocket was unsuccessful.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 14, 2000
  • Rocket flop blow for Sea Launch
    KVAERNER'S prospects of selling off its stake in the Sea Launch programme have suffered a major setback after a commercial satellite payload was destroyed when a rocket launch failed.
  • Global Mars crew safe after 17-day sea ordeal
    THE 17 crew from the hijacked Japanese tanker Global Mars have returned home safely after an ordeal that lasted 17 days, writes Marcus Hand, Singapore.
  • Fiat and GM forge strategic alliance
    ITALY'S Fiat and the world's top car maker General Motors unveiled a major alliance yesterday in a hunt for economies of scale in the fast consolidating global car market.
  • Lloyd's wins key ruling against Canadian names
    LLOYD'S of London has won a key court case that will enable the insurance market to start recovering more than '20m (US$32m) owed by Canadian members.
  • French yard strikes gold as new policy pays off
    AS the last exponent in France of what, until recently, was widely considered to be a sunset industry, Chantiers de l'Atlantique currently looks to have a remarkably bright future.
  • Sleipner salvage abandoned amid strong criticism
    THE salvage of the fast ferry Sleipner has been abandoned amid strong criticism of the way it was handled.
  • New port throws down gauntlet to Singapore
    MALAYSIA has thrown down the gauntlet to Singapore in its battle to develop a regional hub port with the official opening of its new Ringgit2bn ($500m) container port of Tanjung Pelepas, in the southwest of the country.
  • Government ups safety stakes with launch of compulsory port code
    UK shipping minister Keith Hill yesterday launched the new Port Marine Safety Code, which aims to ensure high standards of marine safety and accountability in the country's ports.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 13, 2000
  • Thai police rescue Global Mars crew
  • BP Amoco in talks with Castrol
  • AESA's Repsol LNG order confirmed
  • Haven owners cleared of all charges
  • Italy seizes refugee ship
  • FMC defines 'ocean common carrier'
  • Environment takes priority in Erika pumping
  • Philippines will sue NOL Schedar owner
  • Asians line up for Crystal Cruise order
  • Italian ports face week of chaos
  • Germany restructures maritime jurisdiction
  • Engine room fire delays ferry
  • Philippines, Australia seek to defuse trade war
  • India's oil economy 'will skid on duty cut'
  • LA throughput reflects US strength

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 14, 2000
  • Feud may leave NY/NJ port terminal empty
  • Business Alliance paved way for Customs deal
  • Customs to implement new broker regulations
  • Signet Star Re leaving Latin America
  • i2, Aspect Development merge in $9.3 billion deal
  • Westwood Shipping to order seven new vessels
  • Kelly seeks funding for continuing trade data prototype
  • EU ministers expected to back Germany's second-choice for IMF job
  • STB promises quick decision on CN-BNSF merger
  • US response urged for hush kit legislation
  • E-Transport buyer will offer online logistics network
  • Security, maintenance fines jump 80% for US airlines
  • India approves temporary unlimited flights to handle rush
  • Transportation connections are just a click away in Asia
  • Hijacked crew safe, Korean tanker still missing
  • Line plans to purchase 7 ships from Polish yard
  • Frontline buys Golden Ocean bonds

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
MARCH 11, 2000
  • Le groupe belge Almafin (Almanij) entre dans le capital de Touax
    Le groupe belge Almafin, filiale du holding Almanij, a investi 36 millions de FRF (5,5 mio. d'EUR) pour acquérir 6,2% du capital de Touax, dont le siège est à Paris. Almafin prend ainsi pied dans un groupe dont les résultats sont très bons et dont les activités, qui concernent le transport fluvial et ferroviaire et les containers, sont fortement tournées vers l'international.
  • Hoyer ouvre un centre de nettoyage pour lBC unique en Europe
    L'opérateur de transport et d'entreposage citerniers Hoyer Belgique a investi, dans le cadre d'une joint-venture avec Hoyer Nederland, 2,5 millions d'EUR dans des installations modernes et écologiques de nettoyage d'Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) utilisés pour le transport et le stockage de vernis, peintures et laques, des produits non solubles dans l'eau. "Ces installations sont pratiquement uniques en Europe occidentale et nous visons dès lors une clientèle internationale", nous confirme Erwig Seliaerts, Cleaning & Deport Manager chez Hoyer Belgique. Anvers a été choisi en raison de sa position centrale en Europe, nous a-t-il dit.
  • DEME préserve - temporairement - son statut d'indépendant
    "Le conseil d'administration de DEME continuera à observer le mouvement de consolidation dans le secteur et s'avisera sur le renforcement de sa position." Voilà le communiqué plutôt sec qui a été publié jeudi soir, à l'issue du conseil d'administration du groupe de dragage anversois.
  • Fret SNCF et Ermewa s'allient dans le transport de vracs chimiques et pétroliers
    Les groupes SNCF et Ermewa viennent de s'associer pour créer Ermefret France. Cette société au capital d'un milliard de FRF (152,45 millions d'EUR) vise le marché du transport et de la logistique pour les trafics chimiques, pétrochimiques et pétroliers. Via SNCF Participations, les chemins de fer français en détiennent 40% et Ermewa France 60%. Mais le groupe SNCF est également actionnaire d'Ermewa, tant en France qu'au sein de la maison-mère suisse.

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