to shut down to shut down, an online ocean carrier schedule database, said it will cease operations.

"Due to declining subscriptions, continued operation of has become economically unsustainable," the company said in an online message. "Therefore please be advised of our intention to discontinue operations of the web site by Dec. 31, 2003." is a competitor to the Global Transport Analyzer shipping schedules, part of The Journal of Commerce Online.

Founded by The Electronic Shipping Guide in 1996, the database made its last schedule update Sept. 30, according to information on the site.