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  1. Domestic trade eases fall in container volume

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Beijing said the fall in container throughput volume at mainland ports would ease to 7 per cent for the full year, largely because of growing domestic trade. Container throughput at the mainland's major ports will drop to 120 million 20- ...

  2. Carlyle deal nets 45pc of Xugong Construction

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster United States buyout firm Carlyle Group is buying a 45 per cent stake in Xugong Construction Machinery, the mainland's largest construction equipment maker, for the same ... Construction Machinery and then an additional 584 million yuan at an undisclosed date to raise its stake to 45 per cent. The agreement ends an acquisition campaign for the buyout firm, which was caught ...

  3. Waiting list for cramped container homes

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... incomes. Some share a two-bedroom apartment with 10 or more roommates, and some live in cheap but illegal inns. And some have even transformed shipping containers into a place to live. Recent ... of a trading company, who saw the market potential four years ago and began converting containers into housing. 'Before, most of the containers we sold were occupied by construction workers. Some ...

  4. Slower external demand may cut port investment

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... And with growth in external demand slowing, investments in domestic ports will increasingly be driven by the need to service trade at home, which is likely to equal international shipping volumes by 2020, ... as the world's factory. China overtook Germany to become the world's biggest exporter in 2009, with the US and Europe its biggest markets. With the drop in global shipping and trade during ...

  5. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... safety alert Several major property projects in Shenzhen- including what will be the city's highest building- have been ordered to suspend construction after CCTV reported that concrete used ... The Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau called an emergency news conference yesterday and said it was conducting a blanket investigation into the city's concrete-mixing plants. So far ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Exposé cracks confidence in building safety

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... and uncertainty struck Shenzhen's property sector after the city government revoked the licence of a major company over substandard building material and halted the construction of what ... in concrete without proper de-salting. The city government's move caught the construction sector off-guard and cast a shadow over the prestigious multibillion-dollar Ping An project, with many ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    High stakes involved in Shenzhen's concrete scandal

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... city of Shenzhen is no exception. Over the past two decades, the economic powerhouse of the Pearl River Delta has awed many with its construction prowess, building upwards and sideways at jaw-dropping speed and scale. But recently, reports of some property developers using unsuitable materials for construction have rung the alarm bells over building and public safety in the city ...

  8. Results

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today Final: AAC Acoustic Technologies Holdings, Angang Steel, China Communications Construction, China Golden Development Holdings, China Mining Resources Group, China Shipping Container Lines, Enric Energy Equipment Holdings, GZI Transport, Hainan Meilan International Airport, Haitian International Holdings, Shanghai Forte Land, Shenzhen Investment, Xiamen International Port, ...

  9. US-bound shipments clog Shanghai terminal

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... But the benefit to shipowners may be short-lived. A huge influx of new mainland-constructed vessels threatens to exacerbate oversupply in the shipping industry, which is still suffering from the impact ... costs of 'panic bookings' to their suppliers, it said. 'All container carriers withdrew capacity by 11 per cent in world tonnage last year, because shipping rates were just too ...

  10. MTR takes its tried and tested construction model to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam in Shenzhen anita.lam@scmp.com The MTR Corporation is looking to turn the mainland's heavily subsidised railways into a profitable business with the launch of its first metro line in Shenzhen yesterday. The 6 billion yuan (HK$7.2 billion) S ...




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