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  1. Canada approves 1,100km oil pipeline to Pacific coast for shipping to Asia

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 12:15pm

    ... government approved the construction of Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway pipeline on Tuesday, a project that would transport oil from Alberta to the British Columbua coast, where it would be shipped ... where it would be loaded onto supertankers and shipped across the Pacific to refineries in Asia as well as down the coast to California. Monaco said it would “take about a year, maybe a bit ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Elite rescuers go underground as MTR construction ramps up

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 03:06am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... below sea level has been part of the team's regular training. It is usually based on construction workers trapped deep below ground after blasting or excavation goes wrong. "Usually these sites have elevators, but there is no better substitute for men [to get people out] if machines break down," Chow said. Most underground construction now under way takes place at MTR rail ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Shops at Hung Hom Station closing ahead of transfer point construction

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brain Yap brian.yap@scmp.com First phase of work begins soon to create new MTR connection to Central Hung Hom shops closing before construction Fifteen out of 32 shops and restaurants ... early this month, and all of them are expected to have been closed down by the time the work commences early next month," said MTR corporation construction manager Patrick Cheng Kai-shing. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... with "out-of-the-box ideas" to protect the threatened Chinese white dolphin during construction of the proposed third runway. They were speaking on the last of three days' scrutiny ... that leave the area during construction will return. Tam also queried the effectiveness of a proposal to re-route the Skypier high-speed ferries to Macau and the Pearl River Delta and lower ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China - DRUG SMUGGLING

    Chinese police seize US$6.5 million worth of cocaine in shipping container after US tip-off

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Police – who are cracking down on drugs as part of a wider war on excess – were tipped off about a suspect shipping container from Peru by US Drug Enforcement Administration officials, ... from where it would be put on board a ship destined for New Zealand,” Xinhua reported yesterday. Police and customs officials searched the ship upon its arrival in Shanghai and found ...

  7. Three Gorges Dam is full as engineers struggle to develop more shipping capacity

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:25pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydropower project, has reached its shipping capacity and already exceeds the target set for 2030, the Ministry of Transport said. One of the key benefits of the vast infrastructure project was to increase shipping capacity but now engineers are struggling with the challenge of how to provide more room for cargo on the Yangtze ...

  8. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Maersk, MSC file plan with US commission on proposed tie-up

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by JING YANG

    ... that exceeds the world's biggest container ships on the water and under construction. Given that neither company has vessels of this size on order, the wording may indicate the alliance plans ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com Maersk, MSC file plan on proposed landmark tie-up A proposed alliance between the world's two largest container shipping lines has filed its plan with US ...

  9. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Building boom drives China State Construction’s first-half profit up 25pc

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:59pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com China State Construction International posted a 24.93 per cent jump in first-half net profit as construction business boomed in Hong Kong and Macau. ... advantage of the booming market, the group’s construction business has become prosperous,” chairman and chief executive Zhou Yong said on Thursday in the company’s earnings results statement. Taking ...

  10. 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 ...




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