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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728260/trim-tab-your-way-success
  2. Order cancellations unlikely to weigh on anchor chain maker

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... but there is little doubt it will arrive. When the mainland shipbuilding industry started to take off in the late 1990s, ship equipment suppliers also experienced substantial growth. The mainland ship ... by the industry downturn. 'We will not be hard hit unless ship orders continue to fall in 2011 to 2013,' he said. But he said the company had already seen a change in market sentiment when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693368/order-cancellations-unlikely-weigh-anchor-chain-maker
  3. Slight pick-up in HK port traffic fails to impress

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... and monthly figures can be attributed to the fact that July has one day more than June, skewing the figures slightly. The months of June, July and August are traditionally important shipping months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690051/slight-pick-hk-port-traffic-fails-impress
  4. Business - Commodities - SHIPPING

    Pacific Basin sees brighter prospects in second half of 2014

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 10:36am by Charlotte So

    ... Basin pins hopes on thriving mainland market The mainland's seemingly insatiable appetite for grains, oilseeds and construction supplies should see demand in the dry bulk shipping sector ... large amounts of meat and homes for their families, which use vast raw material inputs. Nearly two-thirds of the cargoes shipped by Pacific Basin are construction materials, such as logs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1441632/pacific-basin-sees-brighter-prospects-second-half-2014
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Fast-track plan to hire foreign workers for construction projects after rail link delay

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao

    ... Tanna Chong and Shirley Zhao Government will consider directly importing labour for selected construction projects after manpower shortages hit high-speed railway Fast-track plan ... by even more. "The importation will be conducted in a project-by-project approach to alleviate the impact of labour shortages on the progress of construction," said the official. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487667/government-consider-directly-importing-foreign-workers-selected
  6. Yards in line for huge ship orders

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... regulatory and other issues, a senior shipping analyst has said. Jon Windham, Asian maritime analyst at Barclays Bank in Hong Kong, estimated that VLOCs were up to 30 per cent more fuel-efficient per tonne of iron ore than traditional Capesize vessels. VLOCs carry up to 400,000 tonnes of ore, while Capesize ships typically carry 160,000 to 170,000 tonnes. Shipbrokers say VLOCs consume 103 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001064/yards-line-huge-ship-orders
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Construction boom doesn’t guarantee high profits for builders, Chun Wo’s bosses say

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 03:18pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... in construction in Hong Kong, keen competition is keeping profit margins for builders low, which leaves Chun Wo Development seeking a fresh survival strategy. Dominic Pang Yat-ting, chairman of Chun Wo, one of the city's biggest construction firms, said: "We will undertake a two-pronged expansion through our property development and construction businesses. "We want to find one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1476026/construction-boom-doesnt-guarantee-high-profits-builders
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Construction is developer Chun Wo’s bread and butter

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:56pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Chun Wo Development has become one of Hong Kong's largest construction firms, but it still has to grapple with soaring costs and domination of large developers, the two brothers in charge say Chun Wo Development was founded by the late Pang Kam-chun in 1968. It has grown to become one of the largest construction companies in Hong Kong and expanded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1482832/construction-developer-chun-wos-bread-and-butter
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping told Liaoning's captain to get aircraft carrier ship-shape soon

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:11am by WU NAN

    ... Party magazine has revealed concerns expressed by President Xi Jinping during his inspection of China's first aircraft carrier in August. Xi's visit to the ship was widely covered ... and support expeditiously," Xi told Captain Zhang Zheng before wrapping up his inspection of the Liaoning, according to an account in this month's issue of Dangjian (Party Construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420471/xi-jinping-told-aircraft-carrier-captain-build-combat-readiness-official
  10. Mainland shipbuilders on consolidation course

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... after new shipbuilding orders dried up in the wake of the slump in the shipping market that started in 2008. He said other yards were also facing cash-flow problems as they completed existing ... it (consolidation) will happen,' he told about 250 shipping executives at a conference in Singapore organised by the shipowners' lobby group, the Baltic and International Maritime Council. Lam said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999207/mainland-shipbuilders-consolidation-course

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