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  1. 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 ...

  2. China's shipbuilders need technology to keep edge

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and environmentally friendly vessels and ship machinery as well building higher value ships including passenger cruise liners. China has tussled with South Korea for the title of the world's largest shipbuilding nation for the past two years. But while South Korean shipyards have concentrated on building high value and sophisticated vessels such as drill ships and ultra-large containerships ...

  3. HK listing possible: Jiaolong

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... that of their counterparts. 'High-end vessels could be at a premium of two to five times the price of general ships,' said Zhang Weijing, a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 'That's why ... taxpayer among shipyards and ship engineering plants in Tongzhou. Tongzhou has 114 shipbuilding and steel structure companies with 400,000 workers. By 2010, ships finished in Tongzhou will reach ...

  4. Shipyards sail into rough seas as new orders dry up

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... year on year to 29 million dwt, it said. A glut in China's shipping overcapacity is being exacerbated by a recent 67.2 per cent jump to 7.86 million tonnes of completed ships in September ... of built ships that have received firm orders from customers fell from 98.3 per cent in the peak year of 2008 to 70.9 per cent this year, and this is projected to fall to 68 per cent in 2012 ...

  5. News - China - SURVIVAL

    Hebei villager constructs large emergency survival pods

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... by finishing construction of six spherical emergency shelters that he says could save his family and relatives from big floods, earthquakes or solar storms. The timing is coincidental but the project ... shrugs it off. "My daughter's concern has troubled me for two decades," he said. "I can only sleep tight with the problem solved." When construction began in March, most ...

  6. OOCL bemoans drop in freight rates

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Orient Overseas Container Line, the Tung-family controlled container shipping company, has faced 'difficult' trading conditions in the first ... of new ships, including the 8,888 teu OOCL Beijing in April, led capacity to climb 18.3 per cent. But the rise in container volumes failed to match this growth in capacity after the overall load ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Stockpiles point to steel glut

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Signs of a potential supply glut in the overinvested mainland steel market emerged in the first quarter of this year, as inventories of low-end construction-grade steel swelled ... in construction. 'Since March, international construction steel prices have been on the rise, but those on the mainland have fallen,' Xinhua quoted Luo Bingsheng, a vice-chairman ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Skilled workers in short supply in Hong Kong's construction industry

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:56am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Hong Kong faces a shortage of skilled workers in the construction sector, with projects in Macau and mainland drawing workers away Staff crunch amid building ... in Hong Kong's construction industry. "Hong Kong property and construction talent relocating to China and Macau is an increasing trend, and this should continue," said Christopher ...

  10. Spotlight on green alternatives

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to network and sell products or services to each other. The first project will look into the development on the former airport site at Kai Tak. Developments there will include parks, a cruise ship ...




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