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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 28, 2000
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  • Put safety proposals before IMO, EU urged
    Maritime agency should be only forum for setting int'l standards: Quality Shipping Seminar
  • S'pore is Asia's premier port
  • Brazil's Santos port chalks up record cargo volume
  • HK's box traffic hit 16.2m TEUs in '99
  • Japanese bank approves loan for Mindanao terminal
  • Ship sales
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  • Four major aerospace firms plan Web marketplace
    Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, BAE to jointly market aerospace parts and services
  • Airbus clinches 34 firm orders worth US$2.1b
  • Canadian Airlines wins creditor protection
  • Cathay increases summer flights
  • More int'l services to Melbourne
  • Air France to expand cargo capacity by 6%
  • Only as good as its operators
    Quality shipping needs quality seafarers and it is time the human element is addressed at the regulatory level

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 28, 2000
  • EBA surcharge revision for Indian Ocean trade
  • Direct to Dublin
  • ACL optimistic about 2000
  • New maritime development for Guangdong's offshore areas
  • New CX schedule
  • Pudong airport sees rising flight figures
  • Delta Air Lines moves in on South America
  • New cargo facility at Gaza International Airport
  • Eastern Chinese airport expansion planned

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Cargowebweb site
MARCH 27, 2000
  • European e-fulfilment market 'at most' 25 billion by 2003
  • Qantas wants to create major regional airline
  • Shippers furious about Euro summit result
  • Disappointment about TNT Post prospects
  • TNT Post expects only 3 percent revenue growth from e-commerce

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 27, 2000
  • Safmarine to retain its separate identity - All set to launch direct service to US East Coast ex-JNP
  • Finance Ministry gives nod to free trade area concept
  • India, US draw up terms for commercial dialogue
  • KPT sets new record in coal handling
  • Dumping duty on Vitamin C
  • Maersk Sealand's new service
  • IMC to organise telecom expo in April
  • Finance, Commerce ministries brace for WTO norms
  • Clarification on SSI sector investment limit
  • MEP 2000 proves a boon to Ex-Im trade, freight & logistics sector
  • PHDCCI seeks export-friendly Exim Policy
  • US Exim Bank to offer $ 2.3 bn in credit guarantees
  • Fresh Indo-US deals worth $ 3bn signed
  • CCI formulates marketing strategy for 2000-01
  • Higher free-sale sugar releases
  • KPT Chairman commissions second oil jetty, pipeline
  • FDI inflow snags to be ironed out
  • 'India road shows' to lure investments: Sinha
  • 'Steel survival fund' sought
  • Norms for overseas investment, buyout limit relaxed
  • FDI in plantation sector may be raised to 74 per cent
  • A-I to hike fares by 5 pc from April 1

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 27, 2000
  • Dardenelles to get road bridge
  • Company update: ExxonMobil contact details
  • Singapore throughput up in January
  • Oil markets anxiously awaiting size and impact of OPEC supply increase

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 27, 2000
  • SeaAmerica signs cruise ship agreement with Litton
    Litton Ship Systems' Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Pascagoula, Missi., has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with SeaAmerica Cruise Lines, Inc., Hollywood, Florida. Under the MOA, Litton and SeaAmerica will develop a ship design leading to contract negotiations for the construction of two 42,000-ton, 1,000 passenger cruise liners.
  • Inmarsat to invest up to $70 million in e-commerce venture
    Inmarsat is now developing what it describes as "a business to business, e-commerce venture to provide an interactive electronic trading environment for maritime buyers and selected suppliers."
  • FirstWave settles environmental case
    The Texas Environmental Enforcement Task Force has concluded an investigation of First Wave Marine, Inc's subsidiary, Newpark Shipbuilding - Brady Island, Inc.
  • McMoRan and Halliburton in strategic alliance
    McMoRan Exploration Co. and Halliburton Company have formed a strategic alliance to conduct operations for McMoRan's recently announced major new oil and gas exploration and development program in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 28, 2000
  • Leader L 'had structural faults'
    STRUCTURAL problems on the Leader L - the flag of convenience bulk carrier that sank with the loss of 18 lives last week - were apparent as long ago as 1998, maritime industry sources said yesterday.
  • SeaFrance places ferry order with Aker Yards
    FRENCH ferry operator, SeaFrance, has placed a letter of intent with Finland's Aker Yards for construction of what it says will be the biggest and fastest car ferry to operate in the Dover Straits.
  • NOL makes impressive recovery
    SINGAPORE'S Neptune Orient Lines has pulled off a stunning turnround from its worst loss in history in 1998 to chalk up a US$94m net profit last year on the back of improved performance of its liner business and logistics sector growth.
  • Forth Ports profits increase despite big fall in Leith throughput
    Forth Ports yesterday reported record group tonnage and a 20% increase in pre-tax profits from its ports business during 1999, despite a massive fall in throughput at the port of Leith resulting from a downturn in coated pipe traffic.
  • Lines face fines over 1991 pact
    SHIPPING lines involved in an agreement dissolved almost six years ago believe they may be fined by the European Commission.
  • Colchester port ends operations
    THE opening of a new £2.3m ($3.6m) agribulks terminal at the Port of Ipswich has effectively marked the end of commercial port operations at Colchester.
  • New Imabari shipyard hands over first vessel
    THE only major Japanese shipyard to have been built in the last quarter century has delivered her first ship.
  • Greenpeace quits rig after Enterprise injunction
    TWO Greenpeace activists ended their occuption of the Jack Bates oil rig on the Cromarty Firth yesterdfay after Enterprise Oil went to the Scottish High Court and obtained an interdict (injunction) against them.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 27, 2000
  • Ex-minister held on Iraqi sanctions busting charge
  • Daewoo HI revises losses downward
  • Skuld shuts Swedish office
  • BHP Transport moving but not for sale
  • NOL unveils major turnround
  • BP Amoco will end Alaska crude exports
  • Wharfies urged to join trade war
  • Filipino seafarers reject POEA contract
  • India to sell off container business
  • Three-way bid for Navion
  • Finnish ports face strike action
  • Metra stalls on KMY acquisition
  • Mercosur members disagree on transport
  • Malta 'not the worst of FOCs'
  • Hutchison sets up web exchange
  • HHI profits hike but shares fall
  • Laem Chabang seeks $2.6M for Marpol
  • Confiscated tanker catches fire

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 28, 2000
  • Carriers choose Panama Canal over Suez as China trade grows
  • Required AES use may strain Customs computer system
  • Qantas carrier enters Air New Zealand talks
  • US Airways offers discounts to win back business
  • OPEC ministers adjourn without agreement, meetings resume Tuesday
  • Overnite unveils new guaranteed, expedited service
  • DSR-Senator and intermediaries settle shipping-law violations
  • Study: Suppliers' e-plans not aggressive enough
  • Mexican trucker says his approach pays off
  • Thefts at Kuala Lumpur prompt security measures
  • Canadian rail group urges lawmakers not to lose sight of shippers
  • Contship orders 3 ships for Europe-Australasia
  • China Shipping Group to add a direct call at Port Kelang
  • FMC report due by summer of 2001
  • 13 saved as cargo ship sinks

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Marine Linkweb site
MARCH 27, 2000
  • McMoRan, Halliburton Form Alliance to Develop GOM Blocks
  • Tanker Groups To Pool Vessel Marketing

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