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  1. Welcome sight of another boat lifts Quest crew spirits

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Quest came into view of three other racing yachts yesterday evening after having sailed alone for some 18 hours, a good sign for the smallest boat that we're still in the race. By nightfall Quest was more than 200 miles from Hong Kong. ...

  2. Beggars can't be cruisers

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Pin Lee

    ... Pin Lee Aqua Luna Prices start at $40,000. The Chinese junk can accommodate up to 80 guests. Available for lunch and dinner cruises. Inquiries: 3428 8352 Grand Cru Catered daytime cruises on the Grand Hyatt's luxury yacht start at $32,000 for 18 pass ...

  3. China Shipping Development

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The group's principal activity is the provision of cargo shipping. Other activities include the purchase and sale of ships, repair and construction of containers, ship spare parts purchase and sale agency, consultancy and transfer of ship technology. Cargo shipping mainly consists of the shipment of oil and dry bulk cargoes along the coast of China. ...

  4. Coscon bolsters Panama Canal fleet with eight new ships

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Cosco Container Lines (Coscon), China's leading shipping company, has placed a US$517 million order for eight Panamax vessels to strengthen its Far East-to-American east coast service. It said the first two carriers would be delivered by June 2009 at the latest, with the other six following within a year. All the ships have capacity of 5,100 20-ft equivalent ...

  5. Junk-trip business has wind in its sails

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... SUZANNE DENNIS For Englishman Garry Smith and his German friend Tobi Doeringer it was one of Hong Kong's key attractions- the sea and islands- that motivated them to establish Saffron Cruises in June last year. Now the fledgling company boasts a flee ...

  6. Jinhui shares on hold for fleet news

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Trading in shares of Jinhui Holdings was suspended in Hong Kong yesterday as the bulk shipping firm prepared to announce a fleet expansion that may be worth HK$455 million to capitalise on growing demand for raw materials such as iron ore and coal. The company's majority-held arm, Jinhui Shipping and Transportation, agreed to buy two six-year-old handymax bulk ...

  7. Expanding mainland carriers among region's top three

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Aggressive vessel ordering has helped mainland carriers Cosco Container Lines (Coscon) and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) secure places behind Taiwan's Evergreen Group in the region's top three. Coscon, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Cosco Holdings, increased its fleet size last year to 325,908 teu (20-foot equivalent units) and plans to add ...

  8. CCB aims to run a tight ship

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing State lender plans revamp of bloated managerial levels to strengthen risk management and curb corruption China Construction Bank is to revamp its ... a vertical and centralised operating management to reduce administrative layers within the bank,' he said. China Construction Bank, one of the mainland's four largest state banks, raised ...

  9. Kai Tak has been slated to become the prime berthing spot in Hong Kong for some of the world's largest cruise liners. But what is the biggest ship sailing the seas?

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... won't last long, though hopefully it won't share the same fate as the aforementioned vessel. Two sister ships of similar size are under construction in Finland. When finished, ... it potentially the most expensive civilian ship ever constructed. As if that's not enough, the company has already ordered a second Genesis-class ship. It appears that the less-is-more philosophy ...

  10. Sail of the Century

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... on board,' he says. Once on the ship, the provisions are transported to specially constructed storage areas below the passenger decks. Despite the wealth of luxury items on board, however, ... is there for the taking- even if there are another 939 of you on board doing exactly the same thing. But then, the cruise ship Crystal Symphony is 51,044 tonnes of sheer indulgence. The pursuit of pleasure ...




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