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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 16, 1998
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  • Building of Hongkong's CT9 to start by year end
    Much delayed terminal to have first berth up and running by late 2001
  • Patrick pulls out non-union workers from Newcastle
  • Lloyd's Register sets up new regional HQ in Singapore
  • Royal Caribbean to sell ship
  • Belfast remembers sinking of Titanic
Air and Land Transport
  • US unveils safety measures to cut down on air crashes
    Govt hopes to keep accidents and fatalities down as air traffic rises
  • French electronics firms to team up with Thomson-CSF
  • Pressure mounts on pilots to settle wage dispute
  • United Airlines orders 23 Boeing jets worth US$3.2b
  • Japan may charge foreign airlines for flying over airspace
  • Ningbo seeks shipping niche
    Deepwater port in rich province of Zhejiang tries to carve niche for itself before Shanghai extends its lead further
  • NYK S'pore chairman fulfills dream to see the world -- many times over

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 16, 1998
  • Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau plans stevedoring penalties
  • India set to tighten cabotage laws
  • Westport attracts new customer
  • Australia's lost exports may cost A$300 million a day
  • Shipping industry needs nurturing to develop
  • NYK to merge with Showa
  • FedEx starts new intra-Asian and trans-Pacific flights
  • Two Japanese carriers under the weather
  • Air Macau applies for Philippines permit

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • Hong Kong still first, but Shanghai fastest grower
  • Harry Vos buys Darfeuille bulk activities
  • Rotterdam customs waiting times a source of anxiety
  • Information service bureau Shortsea also in english
  • More containers Irish Continental
  • Insurance against blockades not effective

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 16, 1998
  • 'It's just war' on South America lane
  • High-tech firms lay down law on security
  • Lykes seeks Marad OK on subsidy transfer
  • Corruption crackdown lags as trade grows
  • Small shippers strike deal in Senate to protect their rights in ship bill
  • UP drops closure plan as backlog eases
  • Most Alameda Corridor bonds are tax-exempt
  • Yellow slowed by labor woes as LTL competitors do well
  • Kuehne & Nagel plans to expand logistics facilities
  • Two unions hope talks avert more feuding
  • Viking improves service from Colorado cities
  • Privatized rails lagging, Brazilian minister says
  • Heavy-truck sales scored big gains during March
  • Truckers to gain mileage if they keep it personal
  • Rewriteable CDs: when you want to do it over and over and . . .
  • An interview with APL's Tim Rhein
  • Jamaica approves steps to exploit pirate past
  • Tram's height creates waves on the Delaware

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
APRIL 16, 1998
  • Conference plans rate hike for West Africa-bound cargo
  • COSCO, China shipping join forces
  • CMA to serve Mediterranean independently
  • New import cargo facility for Mitsubishi
  • Patrick seeks Court order for dock dispute
  • Montreal protocol to go effective June 14

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 16, 1998
  • UPS boss blasts Postal Service for cheating private business
  • Air Canada plans flights from Victoria to Seattle
  • Growth has Greenbrier adding two operations
  • Seattle company finishes design of 220-foot offshore supply vessel
  • Towboat pilots expand pickets to 30 locations

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Cargonews Asiaweb site
MARCH 23, 1998
  • West Port throughput up
  • Koja terminal officially open
  • Port Klang on Safari to Africa
  • More bloodshed as piracy escalates
  • MOL responds to imbalance
  • COSCO links up northern Europe
  • Direct Port Klang-US route for Hanjin
  • Maersk, Sea-Land revamp for new transpacific routes
  • New World suspends intra-Asian services
  • Maersk moves vessels onto NZ service
  • Hanjin taps China market

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 16, 1998
  • Patrick in forced shutdown
    PATRICK was yesterday forced to shut down operations at Newcastle after sacked stevedores attacked a bus carrying non-union workers into the east coast port.
  • IMO confident 78% will meet ISM deadline
    ESTIMATES of how many vessels will meet the round one International Safety Management code deadline have been significantly raised by the International Maritime Organ-isation, writes David Osler.
  • Wallem looks to next 100 years
    LEADING shipmanager Wallem Group will throw a three-day centenary party for clients in Hong Kong in October in what is likely to prove the shipping industry bash of the year.
  • New dredging device passes test
    A NEW river bed levelling device, christened the jetplough, has been successfully tested on the River Waal in the Netherlands by its developer Dredging International.
  • Asean bid to solve box deficit
    MEMBER countries of the Asean regional grouping have decided to set up a task force to study the current deficit in empty containers at most of their ports and look at solutions to overcome the problem.
  • Fifty thousand ways to leave your lawyer
    EVEN by my standards that's overstating it a bit. But, with apologies to Paul Simon, there is a serious point behind the bastardised quotation in the heading.
  • DockWise to extend 'Mighty Servant 1'
    DOCKWISE, a leading heavy lift shipping specialist, is to convert one of its 1983-built vessels into what it claims will be the world's largest heavy lift semi-submersible ship.
  • Varna close to $20m loan deal
    BULGARIA'S biggest shipbuilder, Varna Shipyard, is close to agreeing a major $20m syndicated loan with three Bulgarian banks, according to chairman Dr Svilen Spassov.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 15, 1998
  • Columbus and Aliança enhance Americas service
    FOLLOWING the ending of their rationalisation agreements with Ivaran Lines, Columbus Line and Aliança are each adding one new vessel to their Americas service.
  • Swedish owners optmistic on tax reform
    THE Swedish Shipowners' Association says it remains optimistic on eventual tax reform despite its non-inclusion in the government's draft budget.
  • Skaugen profits rise on broad front
    I M SKAUGEN, the Norwegian operator of lpg carriers and lighter tankers, has reported a 33 per cent rise in first quarter profits with higher earnings from both businesses.
  • Festival names new cruiseship
    GREECE'S Festival Cruises 48,000 gt newbuilding, under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France, is to be named Mistral.
  • Australia and NZ take air freight options
    SOME Australian and New Zealand businesses will use air-freight to counter the effects of Australia's waterfront crisis.
  • Three investors bid for Rousse
    PROPOSALS for Bulgaria's Rousse Shipyard have been received from three prospective investors, all of which are associated with the shipbuilding industry.
  • Cammell Laird commisions two graving docks
    THE official re-opening of two additional graving docks took place this afternoon at Cammell Laird's Birkenhead shipyard.
  • Astilleros Españoles halves losses
    SPANISH state-owned shipbuilder Astilleros Españoles has reported halved pre-tax losses for 1997 of PTA24bn ($155m) on turnover up 10 per cent.
  • P&O mounts Prague intermodal service
    P&O Trans European has launched a service to Prague in the Czech Republic.
  • US vote on Shipping Reform Act imminent
    THE US Senate is expected to vote on the Ocean Shipping Reform Act as its first order of business when it reconvenes following spring recess on April 21.
  • Shippers sue Union Pacific
    THE US rail crisis has been turned over to the lawyers and courts following the filing of a growing number of lawsuits by angry shippers against Union Pacific Railroad.
  • Paradip to treble capacity
    PARADIP port on India's east coast has plans to treble its cargo handling capacity during the current plan period.
  • Lines warn on Philippine port charges
    MANILA-based Association of International Shipping Lines has warned Philippine ports they are becoming "extremely expensive" and less competitive.
  • Oil deregulation boosts Philippines competition
    PHILIPPINE congressional enactment of the oil deregulation law last month has increased competition in the country's domestic tanker and barging sector.
  • Cargo chaos mounts at Australian ports
    CARGO continued to pile up on Australian quaysides yesterday as sacked wharfies resisted efforts by truckers to break through picket lines.
  • Airtours buys Song of America
    AIRTOURS, the rapidly expanding British tour operator, has acquired its fourth cruiseship by purchasing the 1982-built Song of America from Royal Caribbean Cruises.

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
APRIL 16, 1998
  • Quatre candidats à la reprise de Lloyd Triestino et d'Italia
    Quatre candidats se sont présentés à la reprise de deux filiales de Finmare, à savoir Lloyd Triestino et Italia di Navigazione, toutes deux actives dans le secteur de la navigation de ligne. Leurs propositions seront étudiées d'ici la fin du mois.
  • L'exportation asiatique entravée par le manque de containers
    La crise en Asie et les dévaluations en résultant ont provoqué une véritable explosion de l'exportation. Cette évolution est à la base d'un déséquilibre entre l'importation et l'exportation, avec un manque de navires et de containers à la clé. Ceci se traduit à son tour par une hausse des tarifs. Les exportateurs locaux ne bénéficient donc pas des avantages liés au faible niveau de leur monnaie par rapport au dollar américain.
  • Dubois confirme le redressement des résultats financiers
    Le groupe Dubois a enregistré une hausse de 6,6% du chiffre d'affaires en 1997, qui s'est élevé à 3,5 mia. de FRF. Si l'on tient compte des 990 mio. de FRF de droits de douane, le CA net a été de 2,51 mia. de FRF (soit autant qu'en 1996). Le résultat net a été de 12,6 mio. de FRF, avec une dotation aux amortissements de 48 mio. de FRF, générant un cash-flow net de 60,6 mio. de FRF C'est ce qu'indique le groupe français de transport et de logistique dans un communiqué.
  • Le logiciel Forwarder Pro suit l'expédition de A à Z
    Beaucoup d'entreprises de logiciel se sont cassées les dents sur les exigences spécifiques de l'activité d'expédition, qui est difficile à standardiser. L'ensemble Forwarder Pro, conçu par l'expéditeur Philip Delmelle, approche l'automatisation à partir du secteur en question. Delmelle a déjà introduit le sytème dans sa propre entreprise d'expédition à Kalmthout ainsi que chez le gestionnaire de magasin Sany Logistics à St.-Job.

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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
APRIL 16, 1998
  • Battle continues in courts, at terminals
    THE bitter dispute between Patrick and the Maritime Union of Australia shifted to the country's courtrooms yesterday with proceedings on many fronts in several states.
    In the Federal Court in Melbourne counsel for the MUA accused Patrick of orchestrating a conspiracy as early as last year in an effort to deprive its employees of their entitlements
    This was allegedly achieved by a $300 million restructuring of the company which started September.
  • Crew members of Rangitata expected to be repatriated soon
    Crew members of the Rangitata one of the two former South Pacific Shipping ships under arrest in Australia are expected to be repatriated to New Zealand shortly following acceptance of an offer from the vessel's German owners.
    The second of the collapsed carrier's ships, the Turakina belongs to different parties and no arrangements are yet in place for the repatriation of her crew members.
  • Qld pilot handover by 30 June
    The transfer of pilotage services from the Queensland Department of Transport to state port authorities will be completed by July, the Department's executive direct, maritime, Captain John Wilkinson said.
    He said that after the handover, pilotage would be on a commercial basis free of any government pricing arrangements.
  • Devil Cat trial concludes
    The TT-Line's extended four-month and around $3 million charter of the Incat-built 91 metre wave-piercing passenger/car ferry Devil Cat will end this Saturday with a crossing from Melbourne to George Town.
    TT-Line's acting chief executive Brian Maguire said a detailed report on the trial would be prepared by the line for consideration by the board and presentation to the Tasmanian government.
  • Busy program for Incat
    High speed ferry builder Incat Australia is sailing into a tidal wave of activity as it embarks on launchings, a series of overhauls and refits and farewells.
    Last week Incat took delivery of its second consignment of Caterpillar engines to be fitted on the Catalonia, the catamaran purchased by Argentine ferry operator Buquebus.

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