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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • Aussie shipbuilder looks beyond Asia to West for orders
    Asian ferry operators hit by falling local currency against greenback, Aussie dollar
  • Hamburg expects trade with China, HK to grow strongly
  • P&O Australia chosen to build Egyptian port
  • Star Cruises to charter out catamaran to P&O
  • S Korea's shipbuilding orders plunge in 1st qtr

  • Two S'pore-Tokyo services to be cancelled on Thursday
  • BMW will not raise its bid for Rolls-Royce Motors
  • Air Aruba resumes flights with leased jets
  • Mazda to inject more capital into Thai operation
  • Hyundai plans car factory in Russia
  • BAA to extend train link to Heathrow

  • Strategy leaves little to chance
    This is the first in a two-part series on Singapore's efforts at protecting the marine environment

  • Studies upbeat about future of container shipping, port operations

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • Lines increase THCs
  • Cosco realigns services
  • Hanjin's Asia-North America routes reduced
  • EVA and China Airlines strengthen cargo fleets
  • US airport master plan hits turbulence
  • New terminal opens at St Louis

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 6, 1998
  • 'UPS involved in arms transport after El Al disaster'
  • Restructuring deal Eurotunnel finalised
  • Higher tariffs on the Atlantic trade
  • Smit Internationale investments after profitable year
  • Rotterdam rail terminal expansion brought forward

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • COSCO starts through service to Chengdu via rail
  • Sara members to raise rates in June
  • Dockers confirm to stage 48-hour strike
  • New logistics firm launches LCL service to Vietnam
  • A step forward for ship Reform Act

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • Guido Perla finishes supply vessel design
  • Insurance club warns of millennium headaches
  • Olympia planning boat/chowder event
  • Pennsylvania governor praises shipyard lease arrangement
  • Secretary Slater presents African aviation initiative
  • UPS donates $2 million to five nonprofit groups

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Marine Linkweb site
APRIL 6, 1998
  • Carnival Buys Britains Cunard For $500M
  • Boatracs Names Curt McLeland CFO
  • NPM Buys 30% Of Shipping Firm NDH
  • MC Shipping Buys Outgas Ships Partner
  • Canada Buys Four Used British Submarines

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Globalweb site
APRIL, 1998
  • Reportagem especial
    Transporte intermodal
    Transporte ferroviário
    Terminais
    Privatização da Fepasa
    A influência da privatização nos serviços ferroviários
    Transporte rodoviário
    Transporte marítimo
    Setor aéreo também está atento
    Hidrovias impulsionam a navegação interior
    Operador multimodal traz oportunidade de novos negócios
  • Libra e Multiterminais assinam contrato do Tecont
  • Marítimo
    Adiós, norte-sul
    Evergreen inicia expansão nas Américas
    Evergreen é uma das l'deres de mercado
  • Transporte aéreo
    Rio tem novo terminal de carga
  • Equipamentos & serviços

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • India moves to protect home fleet
    INDIA looks set to review its cabotage laws and introduce new protection for domestic companies.
  • China lines up capital works in Chittagong
    CHINA is looking to invest in infrastructure projects in Chittagong, writes Shirish Nadkarni, India Correspondent.
  • Troubled Danyard hit again
    BELEAGUERED Danish shipbuilder Danyard, which is operating under the threat of closure when its current orderbook expires, suffered another large loss last year. And the company is expected to be hit by further losses in the next two years.
  • Lloyd's group warns of soft market conditions
    BUSINESS conditions in the insurance market so far this year have reached a level of difficulty not seen many times in the past, specialist Lloyd's insurance group Goshawk said yesterday.
  • Asian container lines push for rates increase
    UNIGLORY and Wan Hai, two key players in the intra-Asia container trades, are pushing fellow operators for a 10% increase in rates.
  • Swire offshoot gets new tugs
    SWIRE subsidiaryHongkong Salvage and Towage has taken delivery of a pair of tailor-made harbour tugs from Imamura Shipbuilding of Japan.
  • Outright sales of SA ports unlikely
    Various forms of private sector involvement were under consideration but outright port sales were unlikely, said Douglas McClure, director, parliamentary services for the Department of Public Enterprises.
  • Port duty adds to problems facing Indian shipbreakers
    MAHARASHTRA'S shipbreakers are finding trading conditions dire.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 6, 1998
  • Holyman to sell its stake in Condor
    HOLYMAN has announced the sale of its 50 per cent stake in the UK-based Condor operation to joint venture partner Commodore Shipping Co.
  • Philippine operators warn on flag exodus
    PHILIPPINE overseas shipping operators have warned of a mass flagging out of ships from the Philippine registry because the government has failed to act on its manning rules.
  • Egypt to privatise stevedore
    EGYPT'S government is to offer the public a stake in a cargo-handling company, its first privatisation in the port services sector.
  • Smedvig sues Esso over drillship dispute
    NORWEGIAN offshore group Smedvig has sued Esso Exploration and Production Norway for damages of up to Nkr2bn ($265m) over disputes regarding the Balder FPU drillship.
  • Norwegian offshore companies plan merger
    DSND Sondenfjeldske and Seateam Technology, two Norwegian companies in the offshore services sector, have unveiled a plan to merge.
  • Iverships results disappoint
    VAN Ommeren Iverships has revealed that profits were unchanged at $2m last year in spite of a doubling in turnover to $120m.
  • Marubeni to post $237m loss
    JAPAN'S Marubeni Corp said it would announce a loss, its first for 46 years, of $237m when it posts results for the financial year ended March.
  • Stena satisfied with new ferry
    STENA has announced it is satisfied with the financial performance of its new fast ferry, Stena Discovery, following repairs to storm damage.
  • India to train more officers
    INDIA is to tackle the exodus of seafarers to foreign flags by training more personnel.
  • Philippines makes positive noises on cabotage
    DOMESTIC operators in the Philippines say they are amenable to the opening of the country's cabotage trade to foreign ships.
  • SNCM launches tender for fast ferry
    FRENCH ferry operator SNCM has launched an international tender for the construction of a new fast ferry for its France-Corsica service.
  • Australia underwrites more credit to Indonesia
    AUSTRALIAN taxpayers will be required to underwrite cotton shipments to Indonesia under an insurance package announced by the government.
  • Australian cattle producers face bankruptcy
    THE collapse of Australia's live cattle exports to Asia is threatening to wipe out some cattle producers in northern Australia.
  • Brittany Ferries moves into the black
    BRITTANY Ferries, the French ferry operator, has posted a 1997 net profit of Ffr85m ($14m), after a loss in 1996 of Ffr16m.
  • New Alaska ferry delayed
    CITING unforeseen design and testing difficulties, Halter Marine has announced a delay in the delivery of the new Alaska ferry Kennicott.
  • Cunard goes to Carnival
    CUNARD Line has been sold by Kv'rner to a group of investors led by Miami-based Carnival Corp for $500m.

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • Seaway: le Canada procéderait à une hausse unilatérale des tarifs
    Tout semble indiquer que le gouvernement canadien s'apprête à appliquer une augmentation des tarifs du transit par les écluses du Seaway se trouvant sur son territoire, et ceci même au cas ou les Etats-unis n'acceptent pas. Cette prise de position a été communiquée par le ministre canadien des Transports David Collenette.
  • Seagha place l'information ATEL sur Internet
    Le projet d'essai visant à mettre à disposition l'information ATEL de B-Cargo via Internet expire dans quelques jours. Le nouveau produit Seagha sera officiellement présenté à la fin du mois. Cela signifie que le système EDI du secteur privé du port d'Anvers enclenche la vitesse supérieure. Seagha a d'ailleurs noté une hausse sensible du trafic de données au cours du premier trimestre de l'année.
  • La Wallonie n'apprécie pas les droits de transit par le port d'Anvers
    La récente décision du conseil d'administration de l'Entreprise portuaire anversoise, relativement à l'abandon définitif du tracé de la liaison Oelegem-Zandvliet fait couler beaucoup de salive et d'encre dans le hinterland anversois...

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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • Sydney strike: Patrick to test legal options
    Patrick was yesterday considering its legal options following the Maritime Union of Australia's decision to hold a second seven day strike at the company's Botany Bay terminal starting today.
    One option includes an application to seek a termination of the bargaining period under the Workplace Relations Act before the Australian industrial Relations Commission.
  • Oceanfast to build ferries offshore
    WA Ferry tug and yacht builder Oceanfast has concluded a Heads of Agreement with its major Singaporean shareholder Keppel Singmarine Dockyard to build an 80 metres hull roll-on-roll-off ferry.
    It is proposed that this agreement form the basis for a new mega-ferry program involving a range of new designs for mono hulls from 80 metres through to 120 metres.
  • Shipbuilder to favor monohulls
    Oceanfast's new venture into a large ferry construction program with Keppel Singmarine Dockyard could see such vessels being built in Western Australia in two years, according to the company's chief executive John Farrell.
    Mr Farrell said "We have two sites in WA. One is developed and the other is largely undeveloped. We have a plan and a commitment with the WA government to develop that site."
  • ATN buys Emu Bay for $7.8m
    Mining giant Pasminco Limited has sold the railway business and railway assets of Emu Bay Railway Company to the Australian Transport Network group for 7.8 million, it was announced yesterday.
    The sale is expected to be completed by the end of April, and is conditional upon Foreign Investment Review Board approval.
  • Brisbane redevelopment brought forward
    Major port redevelopment plans for the Fisherman Islands area will be brought forward as a result of a Queensland government decision to build a 65,000-seat spots stadium and related infrastructure on Port of Brisbane Corporation and privately-owned land.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • Extent of river strike is murky
  • Piracy takes toll in Mexico
  • Cotton exports expected to fall 14% this year
  • Distribution center eases hassle of selling Western goods in China

  • New ATA chief seeks more funds, lower taxes
  • Transroll to buy 300 reefer containers
  • Crowley steams into growing logistics field
  • US-Mexico airport seminar wins praise
  • Restrictions put on barges at St. Louis
  • ResidenSea confirms interest in acquiring Cunard from Kvaerner
  • Australian rail firm expands holdings
  • Japan port fight 'far from over,' US official says
  • Navieras/NPR to add Puerto Rico-Miami run
  • Shekou adds equipment, plans to streamline bureaucracy
  • Inaccurate bills of lading put a crimp in cotton exporters' business deals

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