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  1. Shipping boom and bust could happen again

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... fuel shortages, and emissions. He said the surge and subsequent collapse in the dry bulk market two years ago could occur again. This was when charter rates for an 180,000 deadweight tonne capesize bulk carrier hit around US$300,000 per day in May 2008 only to fall to about US$1,000 per day seven months later as the banking liquidity crisis froze global trade. There were also sharp ...

  2. Bulk carrier powered by the sun

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... planned to buy a fleet of ultra-large Capesize bulk ore carriers. He declined to name the company, pointing out the issue was 'very sensitive', but Solar Sailor is already working ... sails on the bulk carrier but that the owner would save that amount on fuel in just two years. Electric power from the solar cells would augment power from the diesel engines, while the sail ...

  3. Naval architect makes design breakthrough

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... is credited with one of the most significant breakthroughs in environmental ship design in recent years for the improvements he made to the structure of Capesize bulk carriers that are too large ... as the 'father of the Capesize bulk carrier in China', Dr Cheng implemented his 'Green Cape' concept, which prevents pollution by ballast water as well as fuel and lubricating oils. ...

  4. Heavier replacements for plastic bags only add strain to landfill

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and substantially more vehicle pollution as the alternative products weigh more and bulk more than the lightweight carriers they replaced. More paper carriers, mostly with plastic coatings, weighing between 10 and 50 times the weight of the lightweight carriers they replaced are now increasingly being used. Similarly more nylon carriers, more polypropylene carriers- both woven and non-woven, ...

  5. Shanghai yard wins huge order from U-Ming

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a competitive price for the latest environmentally friendly specification. U-Ming is no stranger to SWS. It is part owner, with Wah Kwong Maritime Transport, of a 177,000 dwt capesize bulk carrier ... The huge order, for up to 10 dry cargo iron ore and coal carriers, was placed yesterday by the Singapore subsidiary of Taiwan's U-Ming Marine Transport. The deal, signed between U-Ming ...

  6. Oil pollution exercise launched

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... operate during a major oil spill,' he added. During the exercise, a mock bulk carrier, called Oilex 2004, 'ran aground' at Luk Keng Bay with about 150 tonnes of oil spilling ...

  7. Marine director 'could not back Neftegaz charge'

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... regulations by allegedly sailing on the wrong side of a narrow channel. Kulemesin was the captain of the offshore support vessel Neftegaz-67, which collided with the dry cargo bulk carrier Yaohai near ... Bo, and two pilots on the bulk carrier, Tang Dock-wah and Bruce Chun Wah-tak, were jailed last year on charges related to endangering the safety of others at sea. All are appealing against ...

  8. Indonesia to get bulk of China Nickel's 6b yuan investment

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan China Nickel Resources Holdings, the mainland nickel-based steelmaker, will invest at least six billion yuan in the next five years to expand its stainless steel production capacity, mainly in Indonesia. The Henan-based company was looking to m ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Taiwan's bulk air carrier Our item yesterday on Air Fright China has prompted a response from a reader - not, unfortunately, one who could enlighten us as to what it's like to fly ...

  10. Interest rising in Arctic route, pioneer says

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at very low levels, there was little financial incentive for companies to shift from established routes. Tschudi Shipping used a Hong Kong registered dry bulk carrier, the Nordic Barents, ...




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