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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
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  • Yang Ming to join New World's Asia-Med service
    Taiwan carrier will end cooperation with France's CMA on same trade
  • Pickets detained as waterside war rages
  • Carnival seeking to invest in ports
  • Johor port to improve efficiency
Air and Land Transport
  • Europe divided over effort to build unified defence industry
    Political differences hinder quick restructuring of industry
  • ANA pilots' union says it can afford to strike for 3 years
  • Isuzu Trooper not to blame for fatal crash
  • Delta chief executive moves to install his own management
  • US issues agenda to improve aviation safety
  • B737-800 gets European nod
  • Attempt to jump-start sales
    But easing of car lending curbs is not seen lifting Proton/Perodua sales, as consumer confidence stays weak
  • Besides ISM Code, IMO is looking into environmental guidelines too

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • Throughput climbing at Chennai
  • Chennai-Port Kelang feeder service launched
  • Yang Ming to join Asia-Mediterranean route
  • Philippines air base to become box terminal
  • Indian fruit traders push for bigger freight quotas
  • US and France agree air treaty
  • North American airlines choose Trent engines for Boeings
  • Taiwan authorities to launch air safety checks

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 14, 1998
  • Yangming with New World Alliance
  • Action against Patrick Terminals forbidden
  • British Royal Mail to European continent
  • Alitalia's problems with unions
  • Another debut by new club representing interests
  • Objections to TNT night flights

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • FEFC set to discuss westbound rate hike
  • Ex-APL Chairman to join MOL Board members
  • Ben Line appointed as Japan agent for Quadrant
  • China Shipping to start calling Tokuyama
  • OECD Transport Panel to meet in Paris

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • Crowley adds Ro/Ro vessel to Central America 807 service
  • NKK sends fireboat to Yokohama safety team
  • Marine Terminals Corp. wins PMA safety awards
  • Transport minister will review Canada's charter air policies
  • Former governor rips DOT proposed airline regulations

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • Swedish budget snubs owners
    SWEDISH shipowners fail-ed to secure expected concessions in yesterday's spring budget - and this could lead to an acceleration of flagging-out.
  • Airtours buys fourth cruiseship
    AIRTOURS, the British tour operator, has paid $95m for another ship from Royal Caribbean Cruises, raising its fleet to four vessels.
  • Nenaco plunges to $4m loss despite revenue rise
    NEGROS Navigation Co (Nenaco), the Philippines' oldest domestic passenger and freight carrier incurred a Pesos153m (US$4m) loss for 1997.
  • Mozambique dock venture
    A JOINT venture is to be established between Mozambique's Public Corporation of Ports and Railways and Cornelder Holding of the Netherlands for a container and ordinary cargo dock in Beira Port in central Mozambique, writes Alan Dickey, Netherlands Corres-pondent.
  • Gothenburg experiences bumper year
    THE Nordic region's largest port, Gothenburg, broke through three barriers in 1997: 30m tonnes in volumes, 500,000 teu in container traffic, and SKr1bn ($125m) in gross turnover.
  • Price fall boosts China scrapping
    CHINA has resumed shipbreaking and scrapping work on vessels of above 10,000 dwt on the basis that it can make a profit in the light of the softening of the purchasing price of such a large vessels to $120-$130 per light tonne.
  • Ferry project raises the roof
    STAFF from lifting equipment specialist LGH Megalift have recently helped UK repair company Cammell Laird to undertake a major structural conversion project aboard the P&O European Ferries' 8,097gt European Endeavour, which literally raised the roof.
  • Commercial ship 'first' for Fleet Support
    FLEET Support Ltd (FSL) has dry docked its first commercial vessel since taking over the operation of the Fleet Maintenance and Repair Organisation (FMRO) at Portsmouth Naval Base in the United Kingdom writes Dale Wainwright.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 14, 1998
  • P&O Scottish Ferries to replace fleet
    P&O Scottish Ferries is currently looking to build three new passenger/car ferries to replace the existing ships on the Scottish Isles routes out of Aberdeen.
  • P&O Nedlloyd newbuilding suffers delay
    P&O NEDLLOYD has confirmed that problems with the shaft generator on the first its four 6,674 teu containerships has led to a month's delay in delivery.
  • One in five non-compliant says IMO
    ONLY 78 per cent of ships covered by the ISM Code are expected to comply with the Code when it becomes mandatory on July 1.
  • Hutchison ties up Harwich purchase
    HUTCHISON Port Holdings has completed the acquisition of Harwich International Port on the UK's east coast.
  • UB and Bolt Med form joint service
    UB Liner Services and Bolt Med-Line are to start a new joint service this month linking the UK/North Continent and Mediterranean ports.
  • Savannah expands Garden City
    SAVANNAH port has taken delivery of two new post-panamax container cranes and is set to expand its Garden City complex.
  • Indian granite exports hit
    INDIAN granite exports have been hit sharply by the Asian currency crisis.
  • Corn shortage sparks Philippine imports
    PRESIDENT Ramos has approved the duty-free import of 300,000 tonnes of yellow corn by the state-run National Food Authority for local consumption.
  • Negros hits losses despite higher revenue
    PHILIPPINE shipping operator Negros Navigation posted a consolidated net loss last year despite a substantial increase in revenues.
  • Star Cruises orders two more
    ASIAN cruise operator Star Cruises has signed a letter of intent with German yard Meyer Werft to build two "Libra" class 85,000 gt cruise vessels.
  • Pickets block Australian ports
    MILLIONS of dollars worth of inbound and export cargo is stranded on docksides around Australia because of union protests about the sacking of 2,150 stevedores.
  • EC seeks Brittany Ferries subsidy explanation
    THE French government has been given one month by the European Commission to justify financial aid given to ferry operator Brittany Ferries.
  • Dedicated car export berth for JNPT
    TATA-NYK Transport Systems is planning a Rs400m ($10m) dedicated car berth at Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
  • Lawyers claim Nissos Amorgos documents withheld
    LAWYERS defending the master of the Nissos Amorgos have accused Venezuela's National Waterways Institute of withholding evidence.
  • Four Sepetiba bidders named
    BRAZILIAN authorities have announced that four international groups are interested in bidding for the Sepetiba superport, 80 km south of Rio de Janeiro.
  • PDVSA to invoke force majeure
    PETROLEOS de Venezuela is to invoke force majeure on its foreign supply contracts starting in May.
  • Carriers expand at Los Angeles
    SEVERAL deep-sea carriers are expanding their berthing facilities at Los Angeles.
  • California emissions meetings to continue
    EMISSION reduction options for the greater Los Angeles Basin area are to be discussed by shipowners, ports and the US Navy.
  • La Guaira charges to soar
    NEW port service fees are to be introduced in May at Venezuela's port of La Guaira with substantial increases in store.

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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • Strike escalation waits on courts outcome
    Legal decisions will determine whether there will be a massive escalation of the waterfront dispute within hours.
    The Maritime Union of Australia's national secretary, John Coombs, warned yesterday of the escalation if Patrick were successful in getting an injunction against picketlines.
    "If they get an injunction we will escalate the dispute and escalate it very quickly," Mr Coombs said.
    Patrick said yesterday that it would apply to the Supreme Court in an effort to stop obstructions at its dock facilities.
  • GrainCorp gets own train set
    NSW grain bulk handling company GrainCorp Ltd and FreightCorp Ltd have signed a landmark agreement which allows GrainCorp to run its own freight train service on selected grain branchlines in south-west NSW.
    Under a heads of agreement signed by the two parties FreightCorp will employ Grain Corp under a sub-contracting arrangement to provide crews for trains along grain branch lines in the Temora and Parkes area.
  • Rail access could close gap, IC finds
    If the introduction of third party access to rail infrastructure is pursued vigorously by the NSW and Queensland governments, much of the 20 per cent productivity performance gap between coal freight services in Australia and their overseas competitors could be removed, according to the Industry Commission report on the black coal industry.
  • 'Room for improvement' at coal ports
    While Australia's six coal ports generally compete well with their overseas counterparts, there is room for improvement in terms of their throughput and pricing levels, particularly at Newcastle where a capacity constraints has led to ship queuing and in turn high demurrage costs for Australian exporters, an Industry Commission report has found.
  • RTF convention gets underway
    The current and former federal ministers responsible for road transport, Mark Vaile and John Sharp, will appear at the Australian Trucking Convention '98 which begins today at Canberra's National Convention Centre.
    Mr Vaile will take part tomorrow in a debate on industry-related issued in the lead up to the next federal election with the Shadow Minister for Transport Lindsay Tanner, and a spokesman for the Australian Democrats.
    Mr Sharp will present an address at the convention on what effects changes in politics, logistics and manufacturing could have on the industry.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • UPS to hit ground running with delivery guarantee
  • MOL taps Hayashi for US post
  • New Mexico crossing lures Texas border trade
  • Summit abounds in ironies
  • Gray markets: not a black and white issue
  • Runyon's farewell: World is ours
  • Three Con-Way regional units now offer day-definite trucking service nationwide
  • Independents to pool capacity
  • Union: Still time for strike on rivers to make its mark
  • French insurance group backs code
  • Congress has chance to clear a path to sounder financial footing for dredging
  • Georgia firm opts to ship clay to Canada by sea instead of rail
  • Hyundai Marine boosts presence at Korea's newest sea gateway
  • Unless they agree to big rate hikes by May 1, shippers face peak-season surcharge

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