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  1. News - World - SHIPPING

    Hong Kong-based company unveils route of Nicaragua canal to rival Panama’s

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... experts warn that construction could cause profound ecological damage by damming rivers, splitting ecosystems and moving tonnes of earth. The company predicted that 5,100 ships would use the canal ... waterway to compete with the Panama Canal. Construction of the canal, the world's largest infrastructure project, is set to begin in December and take five years, Dong Junsong, HKND's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549543/nicaragua-unveils-route-us40-billion-canal-be-built-hong-kong-company
  2. Business - Commodities - SHIPPING

    Pacific Basin sees brighter prospects in second half of 2014

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 10:36am by Charlotte So

    ... Basin pins hopes on thriving mainland market The mainland's seemingly insatiable appetite for grains, oilseeds and construction supplies should see demand in the dry bulk shipping sector ... large amounts of meat and homes for their families, which use vast raw material inputs. Nearly two-thirds of the cargoes shipped by Pacific Basin are construction materials, such as logs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1441632/pacific-basin-sees-brighter-prospects-second-half-2014
  3. News - Asia - PANAMA

    Panama court frees captain of seized N Korea ship in Cuba arms row

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:49pm by AFP

    ... hardware, including two Soviet-era MiG-21 aircraft, air defence systems, missiles and command and control vehicles. The ship's 35-man crew was arrested and the vessel and cargo seized ... and Pyongyang said the weapons were obsolete Cuban arms being shipped to North Korea for refurbishment under a legitimate contract and due to be returned to Cuba. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542389/panama-court-frees-captain-seized-n-korea-ship-cuba-arms-row
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Keep infrastructure spending steady, construction boss urges government

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:25pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Gammon's Thomas Ho says strategic plan for infrastructure would counter boom-bust cycle Construction boss urges policies for industry "Hong Kong's construction industry is always in a boom-and-bust cycle," said Thomas Ho On-shing, chief executive of Gammon Construction. Ho said the government spent HK$170 billion on construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1526653/keep-infrastructure-spending-steady-construction-boss-urges
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    A golden decade for the construction industry

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:26pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Hong Kong's construction industry is enteringa 'golden decade' with government-directed projects, says Gammon chief Thomas Ho, but rising costs driven by a skills gap are a concern Q & A Gammon Construction was founded in India in 1919. The company has been based in Hong Kong since 1958, after it won the contract to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1526687/golden-decade-construction-industry
  6. Business - China Business

    Leading freight forwarder supports China veto on shipping alliance

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by BLOOM

    ... alliance between the world's biggest shipping lines is good for the logistics industry as it preserves competition among container carriers, according to Klaus-Michael Kuehne, the German billionaire who owns the world's largest sea-freight forwarder. "The infinite wisdom of the Chinese has helped to ensure that competition between the leading shipping companies will continue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1541320/leading-freight-forwarder-supports-china-veto-shipping
  7. Lifestyle - Travel

    A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:37pm by DARREN WEE

    ... airport runway, and the chaos prompted legislators to question the management of the terminal and its transport links. Ships come in at 8 in the morning and sail at 8pm. The economic benefits ... become a white elephant. Just nine ships berthed at the terminal in the last six months of 2013 for a total 15 days. This year, 27 ships will berth for 48 days. In comparison, 61 ships called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1548818/will-little-used-kai-tak-cruise-terminal-catch-enough-justify-its
  8. Kobayashi Metals invites suppliers of industrial fasteners

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:16pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... of nuts, bolts and screws. For 88 years, the company has supported Japan's industrial growth by catering to myriad sectors from civil and residential construction to heavy equipment ... listed company that extensively imports industrial fasteners. With the help of offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which handle shipping and product testing to ensure global standards, the company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549607/kobayashi-metals-invites-suppliers-industrial-fasteners
  9. Business - Companies - FUEL

    Hong Kong biodiesel firms urge government controls on imports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... non-sustainable sources, such imports do not count towards blending obligations. Some of ASB's products are distributed to local users such as Gammon Construction and the Airport Authority. Blended ... biodiesel shipping to Europe offset its environmental benefits. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556923/hong-kong-biodiesel-firms-urge-government-controls-imports
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rejection of global shipping cartel a sign of strength

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial No global alliance without China China's regulators have flexed their muscles and sunk a proposed global container-shipping alliance. The plan, led by Denmark's A.P. Moeller-Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co and CMA CGM SA, aimed to address the industry's chronic overcapacity and low charter rates since the start of the global financial crisis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538476/chinas-rejection-global-shipping-cartel-sign-countrys

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