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  1. Curfews hold back growth in air cargo

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Night curfews and a shortage of take-off and landing slots are hampering the development of courier air cargo operations on the mainland, express freight airlines have complained. Carriers said the problem is severe in western provinces where the infrastructure for night-time cargo operations is lacking. Li Dongqi, president of SF Airlines, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983067/curfews-hold-back-growth-air-cargo
  2. Cathay cuts cargo capacity growth

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways, the largest global cargo airline, has cut capacity growth to 10 per cent from the planned 17 per cent next year by deferring delivery of two new freighters amid ... cargo market. The freighters can hold 16 per cent more cargo than B747-400Fs and can carry up to 134 tonnes, as they have a wider fuselage and are more fuel-efficient. But the larger capacity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988264/cathay-cuts-cargo-capacity-growth
  3. Cathay faces struggle to fill larger cargo holds

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways is struggling to fill up its cargo space even as its freight capacity is set to increase by 15 to 20 per cent next year. With the delay in delivery until next year of most of the 10 747-8 freighters it ordered, Cathay will be in the unenviable position of having to fill up even bigger cargo holds - the jumbo 747-8 can hold 16 per cent more than its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985203/cathay-faces-struggle-fill-larger-cargo-holds
  4. Air cargo firm plans HK$100m IPO

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the end of the year to fund expansion in Asia and Europe. While air cargo has declined since April and the euro-zone debt crisis has hit aviation in general, ASR said its volume has gone up. ... just a fraction of the 342,000 tonnes of cargo which passed through the airport in October, but it became a wholesaler and leader to hundreds of small local freight forwarders. Instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988511/air-cargo-firm-plans-hk100m-ipo
  5. Chinese cargo ships return to Mekong

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China resumed cargo ship traffic on the Mekong River for the first time since the killing of 13 Chinese sailors last month. Ten cargo ships, escorted by patrol vessels, ... escorts to the cargo ships. Yesterday's escort mission was jointly carried out by forces from Thailand and China. It is the first time in decades that armed Chinese vessels have entered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987555/chinese-cargo-ships-return-mekong
  6. KC Maritime intensifies dry cargo focus

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Okpo, South Korea keith.wallis@scmp.com Hong Kong shipowner KC Maritime has strengthened its focus on the dry cargo market after taking delivery of the first of five large ... first revenue-earning voyage bound for Australia to load a cargo of coal. KC Maritime chartered the ship, which has an operating life of 25 to 27 years, for five years to Resource Marine, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983868/kc-maritime-intensifies-dry-cargo-focus
  7. Air cargo continues to slide for third month

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Air cargo processed by Hong Kong airport's largest cargo handler dropped for a third month in June, bringing down the first half's cargo throughput by 4.7 per cent to 1.33 million tonnes. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals handled just 220,726 tonnes of air cargo last month, a year-on-year drop of 10.3 per cent, compared with a drop of 12 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972801/air-cargo-continues-slide-third-month
  8. Hactl stays bullish on cargo volumes

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals said its tonnage throughput for the year would likely end only about 5 per cent below a 'bumper' 2010, despite a heavy fall in cargo volume in the past two months. Air cargo throughput was also expected to fall year-on-year this month, managing director Mark Whitehead said, although he expected a strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970889/hactl-stays-bullish-cargo-volumes
  9. Cargo owners count cost as lines benefit from slowing vessels

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cargo owners are facing higher warehousing costs in Hong Kong and other Asian countries as they need to keep more inventory of goods and raw materials ... group BDP International, said shippers in Hong Kong were also experiencing a shortage of space, in addition to higher costs. He warned that if Hong Kong was saturated with cargo with no spare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974614/cargo-owners-count-cost-lines-benefit-slowing-vessels
  10. No plea-bargain deals for former cargo heads

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Department to settle allegations of price fixing on airfreight shipments. Kenny Tang Kwok-kit, formerly general manager for Cathay Pacific Cargo, and Thomas Wong Wing-cheong, who was the airline's head of cargo sales for Hong Kong and China may now face further charges. Tang is currently chief operating officer at Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering, the Swire Pacific aircraft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971187/no-plea-bargain-deals-former-cargo-heads

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