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  1. 'Trim tab' your way to success

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer In his wide-ranging workshop on 'Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times', Stephen Covey uses a short film interlude to explain the principle of the 'trim tab'. On a large ocean-going vessel, this is the small rudder operated by the steersman on the bridge that causes the main rudder to swing, slowly changing the direction of the ship and making ...

  2. Mainland shipbuilders need to raise their game, analysts say

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... a pick-up in bulk vessels, followed by orders for tankers and container ships. In the first seven months, mainland yards received new orders for vessels totalling 33.32 million tonnes, quadruple ... A separate report by Nomura Securities said it did not expect a strong, V-shaped recovery in new vessel contracts. But it expected container ship orders to pick up in the second half, since orders ...

  3. Labour of love sees Fujian junk back on the seas

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... of retirement to supervise its construction in Fujian in the 1980s,' Morris explained. 'The sails were sown by old women in a huge hall and were made out light muslin, stained with pig's ...

  4. In-form Size has his yard ready to fire on all cylinders

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen John Size's team is showing no signs of slowing down late in the season and the premiership-leading trainer presented a number of quality barrier trial runners at Sha Tin yesterday. Suspended jockey Douglas Whyte hasn't slackened i ...

  5. Argentine ship seized over fuel bills

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Chimbusco Pan Nation Petro-Chemical, an offshoot of PetroChina, has had a 64,200 deadweight tonne cargo ship arrested in Hong Kong. Owned by Maruba, Argentina's largest privately owned shipping company, the panamax ship Decurion was held over unpaid fuel bills running into millions of US dollars. In a writ filed by lawyers from Clyde & Co, Chimbusco said it was owed ...

  6. Crystal ball cloudy for freight industry

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... bar used in construction and other steel prices, the increases 'were not very solid'. Peter Sand, a shipping analyst with the Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco)- whose ... vessels. Average earnings for a 10-year-old capesize ship jumped to US$28,137 per day by last Friday, up from US$12,938 per day on August 6, said London-based shipbroker Clarksons. This followed ...

  7. Taiwanese joint venture to buy seven oil tankers

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... that will transport about 40 per cent of the petroleum giant's oil needs. The joint venture, Global Energy Marine, also includes Taiwan-listed shipping company U-Ming Marine Transport Corp and Chinese Maritime Transport, which has links with Hong Kong's Tung shipping family. It will be formally launched in the next few weeks. U-Ming Marine president C.K. Ong said the joint venture would ...

  8. TT finale looks a breeze for Spinnaker

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo The combination of maturity and a step up in distance has brought out the best in Spinnaker and he will take a power of beating in the final leg of Sunday's Triple Trio, which is estimated to top HK$6 million. Spinnaker was a non-factor i ...

  9. Officials should be honest about their plans for Government Hill

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be removed and will not be replaceable. Every trace of those trees and the remains of historic buildings and sites from the hill will be scooped out and shipped off as landfill to some mainland ...

  10. Smaller shipyards could collapse in industry upheaval

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... the number of mainland shipyards capable of building ships for big export markets at 1,500 to 3,500. Mainland shipyards saw a resurgence in orders after the worst effects of the financial crisis ... for the next two or three years' while 'margins would be squeezed'. He thinks that China's shipbuilders will try to build everything from small dry-cargo ships to 420,000 deadweight ...




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