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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 8, 1998
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  • 200 new terminals needed to cope with box cargo growth
    Container shipments through world's ports expected to jump 60%: Drewry
  • Sydney dock workers strike again
  • PSA's stellar achievement
  • China, US may be headed for serious maritime row
Air and Land Transport
  • US to fine big airlines for competitive tactics
    Under new guidelines carriers will be penalised for practices that drive out small airlines
  • ANA pilots strike for second day
  • 108 Boeing planes delivered in 1st qtr, 2 short of forecast
  • US, France likely to reach air accord
  • Deutsche Morgan Grenfell to manage sale of Peru airports
  • UK govt report hits out at delays in new air traffic system
  • Penalties needed as deterrent
    This is the second in a two-part series on Singapore's efforts at protecting the marine environment
  • Carnival paying for the Cunard name and the draw of the QE2

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 8, 1998
  • New operation to Vladivostok
  • Restoration on African trade
  • Textainer to manage PrimeSource container fleet
  • New terminal opened at Tanjung Priok
  • PAT re-organises cargo handling
  • Mediterranean Shipping Co buys Hanjin vessels
  • US airlines' alliance on the cards
  • Facility bond to prompt aviation service development
  • US transport chiefs plan review of AA,BA deal

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • New European measures rail cargo liberalisation
  • KLM freight transport to Asia/Pacific drops 4 per cent
  • Parliamentary inquiry into El Al disaster demanded
  • Four prospective buyers of Antwerp container terminal
  • Japanese company invests $ 80 million in Antwerp
  • New club for intermodal transport

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
APRIL 8, 1998
  • Carriers move to raise rates for Japan-bound cargoes
  • COSCO revamps Japan/China services
  • OOCL to launch Scan-Baltic Express service
  • Unusual 96-hour dock strike looming this weekend
  • Senko's subsidiary starts operation in Guangzhou
  • US, China fail to agree on new pact
  • JAL achieves ISO 9001 certification

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 8, 1998
  • Greenbrier quarterly earnings double previous year's totals
  • Canadian Transport high on Ridley coal agreement
  • Port of Vancouver, BC reports record year of trade for 1997
  • ABF Freight System announces breakthroughs in Internet services
  • Pilots union claims DOT unfair to airline workers

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 7, 1998
  • Mutual fund schemes mooted for port projects
  • Clarification on gas-based urea price
  • DEPB rates for 360 more items being finalised
  • Trade hopes Rubber imports under OGL
  • Higher customs duty on industrial imports urged
  • Inflation down
  • Chennai Port records 11.6 pc growth in throughput during '97-98
  • RBI plans to trade in gold soon
  • Core areas in FIPB revamp being identified
  • Plans for increased inland waterways cargo movement
  • CDLB concession to cargo passing through CDS
  • Imported tea sale for review
  • Exim Policy to open chapter on electronics
  • Forex Reserves increased to $28,271 million

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 8, 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 7, 1998
  • Germans to confront EU on duty free
    A HIGH level committee, led by the German secretary of state for finance, Hansgeorg Hauser will meet EU Commisioner Mario Monti this month to discuss the future of duty free.
  • Denholm wins Georgian contract
    GLASGOW-based Denholm Ship Management has been awarded the technical management of the Georgian Shipping Company's tankers and bulk carriers.
  • Norwegian company cancels Mitsui order
    WEST Producer, a Norwegian ship owning company, is to terminate the order to construct a SPU 550 production vessel with the Mitsui shipyard in Japan.
  • Angry crew quit Europa
    ANGRY German crew members walked off Hapag Lloyd's flagship Europa, after it was re-registered from Germany to the Bahamas.
  • Heat on Fairyoung as PPC sale deadline passes
    NEW World Infrastructure's move to acquire a majority stake in Pacific Ports Co has been thrown into doubt after the Fairyoung Holdings failed to comply with the terms of the deal.
  • Vanuatu registry cuts tonnage tax
    THE Vanuatu government has reduced the tonnage tax for vessels on the Vanuatu ship registry.
  • MTL and P&O in Shekou talks
    HONG Kong's Modern Terminals is in talks with Shekou Container Terminals in southern China over plans to take over management from P&O Ports.
  • CNA to acquire Maritime Insurance
    CHICAGO-based insurance company CNA has agreed to buy British marine insurer Maritime Insurance from the Norwich Union.
  • Portnet introduces x-ray to combat fraud
    SOUTH African port operator Portnet, in conjunction with the South African Revenue Services, has purchased an x-ray scanner for installation at the Durban container terminal.
  • Owner told to remove bunkers from sunken vessel
    SRI Lanka's Marine Pollution Prevention Authority (MPPA) has asked owners and charterers of a sunken vessel to remove almost 700 tonnes of bunker oil.
  • OOCL launches Scandinavia-Baltic service
    HONG Kong-based liner operator Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is launching a dedicated service on April 20 between North Europe to Scandinavia and Russia.
  • MSC adds third Atlantic route
    MEDITERRANEAN Shipping Company has added a third route to its Atlantic services, a route which will link northern Europe with the east coast of South America.
  • MUA confronts Patrick at Botany Bay
    AUSTRALIA'S waterfront industry has entered another day of industrial turmoil in what is shaping up as the most confrontational in years.
  • MC Shipping adds two more
    MC Shipping announced yesterday that it has acquired two gas carriers, bringing its purchases over the last six months up to eleven.
  • TACA introduces 'emergency' surcharge
    MEMBER Lines of the Trans-Atlantic Conference agreement (TACA) are to introduce a freight surcharge with effect from May 5.
  • Hindustan acquires floating drydock
    HINDUSTAN Shipyard at Visakhapatnam is procuring a floating drydock from the Indian Navy.

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
APRIL 8, 1998
  • Transfennica alignera en 1999 sa nouvelle génération de rouliers dans un service entre Anvers et l'est de la Finlande
    L'armement finlandais Transfennica a réalisé un bon exercice 97. Sur le plan opérationnel, il a transporté 7,2 mio. de t (+9%) de produits forestiers et de diverses, réalisé un CA de 1,7 mia. de FIM (+5%), qui laissa un bénéfice après impôts de 11,2 mio. de FIM (contre 8,8 mio en 96). Les investissements à la fin de l'exercice portaient sur 41 mio. de FIM, tandis que le rendement sur investissement a été de 41%. Enfin, l'armement a obtenu le certificat ISO 14001 relatif à l'environnement, ainsi que le certificat ISO 9002, étendu à toutes les filiales.
  • Danzas reprend l'entreprise française Sermat
    L'expéditeur et prestataire de service suisse Danzas a repris l'entreprise française Sermat, qui est active depuis vingt ans dans le secteur des projets logistiques. Cette reprise permet à Danzas de développer une de ses activités de base. Danzas a créé une nouvelle structure le premier avril dernier, les activités du groupe étant réparties sur quatre départements exploités comme autant de profit centers. Dans ce contexte, Sermat ressortit à la division "Intercontinental".
  • Le GNTC prend un envol européen
    Le Groupement national des Transports combinés GNTC, qui regroupe les utilisateurs français du transport combiné, a récemment pris un envol européen, avec la mise sur pied d'un groupe de travail comprenant également des clients belges, italiens et anglais, en vue de créer un Groupement européen de Transport combiné GETC. La Belgique est représentée par Jean-Luc Mélard, Multimodal Manager de TTS.

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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
APRIL 8, 1998
  • SCT and K&S join forces
    Private train operator Specialised Container Transport has formed a joint venture with one of Australia's largest rail freight forwarders, the K&S Group, to operate and expand SCT's freight train operations throughout Australia.
    The venture will see both companies jointly control SCT's only current rail freight service between Melbourne and Perth.
  • 15 ships hit by strike
    AS MANY as 15 ships and thousands of tonnes of cargo are expected to be affected by the week-long strike which started at the Patrick terminal at Botany Bay yesterday amid renewed claims that the stevedore was getting ready to lock out its workers at any time.
    A Patrick spokesman said yesterday that four ships have been diverted to the company's facility at Darling Harbour in order to minimise disruption.
    However, because of heavy shipping schedules it has not been possible for it to divert work to P&O Ports meaning "four ships will be stranded on berths at Port Botany while another six will have to wait at sea," the spokesman said.
  • Industry greets exemptions for single voyages
    A federal government decision to remove the need for foreign passenger ships to obtain single voyage permits while on the Australian coast will make the country a more popular cruise destination according to the chairman of transport and shipping committee at Tourism Council Australia, Phil Young.
    "This means that cruise operators can now build Australia into their schedules without worrying about the cost or concerns of getting permits approved," he said.
  • Qld govt pulling out of pilotage
    The Queensland government has taken the first step in pulling back from providing marine pilotage, with responsibility for pilotage at the ports of Gladstone and Port Alma transferred to the Gladstone Port Authority at midnight last Friday.
    Under the agreement the nine Queensland Transport pilots based in Gladstone will become permanent employees of the Gladstone Port Authority.
  • Bid for Turakina release
    THE Federal Court in Sydney will today hear an application for the release of the former South Pacific Shipping containership, the Turakina which has been under arrest since the collapse of the trans-Tasman operator in February.
    Today's application by the owners of the vessel is expected to be opposed by both Patrick, the stevedore as well as representatives of the vessel's master and crew, the latter seeking appropriate guarantees as far as their entitlements are concerned in case the vessel is released.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 8, 1998
  • UP says rail congestion is easing in some regions
  • Delta-Swisscargo alliance draws mixed reviews
  • Tex Mex may double revenue but cut market share with plan
  • Strike to shut down Piraeus, Thessaloniki ports for 2 days
  • Hoffa challenger surfaces in race
  • Danzas Group acquires French logistics firm as part of 5-year plan
  • Computer developers put your prized photos into sharper focus
  • Union: River strike spreads to 300 towboats
  • P&I Clubs: 2000 bug stalks ship systems
  • Down the road less traveled: considering the side of the carriers on rate increases
  • OOCL starts express Scandinavia, Baltic route
  • EU panel probes France's subsidies to Brittany Ferries

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