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  1. HK holds ship tied to Iran blacklist

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... was formerly the Decretive's shipping manager and a guarantor of loans that funded the ship's construction in 2008. The Decretive is one of five vessels linked to IRISL that the European ... is a guarantor, for the construction and delivery of five ships. The loans were issued in US dollars, which became a source of difficulty for IRISL after the US in September 2008 placed the shipping line ...

  2. Guangzhou says Nansha port will boost HK shipping role

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Pearl River Delta will make it a natural transport and shipping centre. Since drawing up the plan, Guangzhou has spent 10 billion yuan a year to realise it. Nansha development zone authorities yesterday said the construction of four 50,000-tonne multi-function berths had been completed and would be in service by September. Plans also have begun for another four 100,000-tonne container ...

  3. Constructive approach required on Sino-US ties

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last week centred on reaching out to opposition politicians to ensure that his domestic agenda could be met. The same approach should be adopted towards China. Constructive engagement ...

  4. Uncertain future in HK for Iranian shipping line

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... in the city. More than two dozen shell companies have been established in Hong Kong since 2008 as part of a network helping Iran's national shipping line avoid restrictions aimed at shutting ... after the resolution was passed- would enable it to act against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). The United States, which is spearheading efforts against IRISL, said ...

  5. US watching China shipping lines' fairness

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Maritime regulators in the United States are monitoring Chinese container shipping lines, including Cosco Container Lines and China Shipping Container Lines, and the Shanghai Shipping Exchange for signs of anticompetitive behaviour. This included the unfair use of commercially sensitive information and data such as freight rates that might give mainland lines ...

  6. Protesters smell a rat as protest ship held for rodent inspection

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their ship for rats. This came after their plan to sail from Taiwan to the disputed territory was blocked by the island's government on Monday, with the warning that Taipei would invalidate ... participating in mainland protests so the department had agreed to postpone the inspection till Friday. 'Sometimes we see rats on our ship, but over the years we have never had any ...

  7. US ship repair in Vietnam confirms ties

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

    ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent A US naval supply ship has completed extensive repairs near Vietnam's coveted Cam Ranh Bay- a fresh sign of quiet co-operation between the two ... and Washington. It is only the second US ship to be repaired in Vietnam. The 40,000-tonne civilian-manned ship was handled by the state-backed Cam Ranh Shipyard in nearby Van Phong Bay, close ...

  8. Shipping lines fretting over ransom ban

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Local and international shipping organisations fear a US-led push to ban the payment of ransoms to Somali pirates could outlaw the practice by the end of this month. While shippers acknowledge rising payments of multimillion-dollar ransoms are fuelling worsening attacks on key shipping lanes linking Asia to Europe, they insist there is no other way to safely rescue ...

  9. Port projects in Indian Ocean 'not strategic'

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The nation's investments in ports and infrastructure in neighbouring countries do not signal ambitions of taking greater control over the Indian Ocean's shipping ... don't feel there is a need to send a navy ship to accompany our commercial ships in the area,' he said. Mr Zhang insisted that the port projects in developing countries were purely ...

  10. Protesters' ship stopped on its way to Diaoyu Islands for second time in two days

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A local ship full of activists heading for the Diaoyu Islands in an effort to declare Chinese sovereignty over them has been stopped by the Marine Department and police ... The group has made five trips to the islands since 1996. About 13 activists and crew members left in the Kai Fung No 2 from Shau Kei Wan typhoon shelter at 5pm yesterday. The ship was stopped ...




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