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  1. Shipping industry turning the tide for clean air

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the April 10 articles headlined 'Ship pollution 'hidden' danger in HK' and 'Vessels 'raising risk of cancer''. One inaccuracy must be put right. The International Maritime Organisation, a UN body, adopted Annex VI, Prevention of Air Pollution by Ships, to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships ...

  2. Shipbuilder Rongsheng joins global green trend

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... by the Export-Import Bank of China and the Bank of China, which signed a credit line in September last year to provide up to US$1.23 billion to finance the construction of the ships. ... and comply with the increasingly rigid regulations on ships globally. China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings, for one, is making its mark with plans to build hybrid ships that can be fuelled ...

  3. No park to protect dolphins before Delta bridge construction starts

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... white dolphin before construction starts. 'If the park is designated first, we will not be able to carry out any construction at all,' Cheng Ting-ning, project manager ... or carried out in phases to give dolphins a haven during construction. He said the park could not be set up until the project was completed in 2016 and after proper consultation and he could not give ...

  4. Construction workers are the ones who need a five-day week

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for their getaway and little real work gets done. On the other hand construction workers slaving away, under the elements, on the developer's construction sites for six full days a week are not included in the five-day programme. The construction workers, as anyone who has undertaken manual work outside can confirm, are part of the very sector of the workforce that really needs to have ...

  5. Construction of bridge could start next year

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Ivan Zhai

    ... Anita Lam and Ivan Zhai in Guangzhou 3 governments endorse report Construction of the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge could begin next year after the three governments agreed to start ... Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said she hoped construction could begin next year instead of 2010 as originally planned. Speaking after the three governments endorsed a feasibility ...

  6. Residents stage go-slow protest against construction of bridge

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A group of Sha Tin residents yesterday staged a drive-slow protest against the construction of a road bridge they said would bring noise and pollution. The road bridge will span the Shing Mun River in Tai Wai, connecting new roads being built to service new housing developments. But residents at Park View Garden and Granville Garden, who live close to the proposed ...

  7. Construction industry's top polluters fined again

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many of the worst repeat polluters in Hong Kong's construction industry have been fined yet again, but way below the maximum. The Environmental Protection Department's July list of convictions show four of the 'top 10 polluting construction companies', exposed in a report in the Sunday Morning Post last month, had once again been found guilty of a range of offences. ...

  8. Experts sound call for tighter construction noise controls

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and experts in noise pollution have called for tighter, more targeted law enforcement and a system of spot checks to deter repeat offenders in the construction industry. Christopher Tung, a specialist in construction and environmental law, said the burden of responsibility should be shifted from the contractor to the developer of a site where environmental laws are breached. He said the issue should ...

  9. We should tread gently in the new Arctic shipping passage

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the extent that commercial ships can now begin to use this route in certain months of the year. Though this offers some benefits, the negative impacts should be closely watched. Those looking ...

  10. It may be 365 metres long but container giant can outrun pirates

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So When it comes to container ships, big is better- weather permitting. Just ask Pierre Gilles Coat, the master of the new flagship container vessel that French shipping company ... of the Marseilles-based group's 360 ships, and before he took over the helm for her maiden voyage now under way, the veteran skipper went back to computer simulation school to brush up on his bad-weather ...




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