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  1. Someone still worships the US- a South Pacific cult

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... the focus of Lamakara village, headquarters of the Jon Frum cargo cult on the island of Tanna. The cult holds that by dressing as US soldiers, villagers can tempt the mysterious American deity 'Jon Frum' to send precious cargo of the type shipped to the island during the second world war. Yesterday, men dressed as sergeants marshaled the crowd of several thousand cult devotees, ...

  2. Judge approves sale of seized cargo ship

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes yesterday approved the sale of the 1988-built dry bulk cargo ship Admiral T, which was detained by law firm Norton Rose Hong Kong after arriving in Hong Kong on December 28. Advertisements inviting bids for the 40,474 deadweight tonne ship will be placed in newspapers and the details of the vessel will be circulated to prospective buyers. ...

  3. $5m in goods seized on cargo vessel

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A joint police and customs taskforce intercepted a mainland-bound cargo vessel carrying $5 million of smuggled goods in two containers. The seizure occurred on Thursday off Lung Kun Chau west of Hong Kong. The goods included 11 photographic development machines and 3,012 boxes of photographic paper and rolls of film. Eight mainland men aboard the vessel were ...

  4. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as part of what it calls the Zhongsha Islands in 1935, Batongbacal said. The 1916 case involved S.S. Nippon, a Swedish cargo ship which ran aground on the shoal on May 8, 1913, as it sailed from ... said he would arrange for the ship and cargo to be salvaged. News of the shipwreck prompted Erlanger & Galinger, a salvage operator, to sail to the ship, offload all the cargo on board, tow ...

  5. Mainland port expansion growing threat to HK

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and further blunt the city's edge in the contest for price-sensitive sea cargoes, major logistics players say. Gone are the rosy days when Hong Kong was China's only sea cargo gateway. ... comes from transshipment cargo, which involves double counting of the same container. Our share in direct shipment cargo- the real money-spinner- is on the downturn,' he said. Transshipment ...

  6. Sailors back home after Thai ordeal

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... killed earlier this month by suspected drug traffickers. Eleven cargo boats with 78 sailors on board sailed into Guanlei port in Sipsongpanna prefecture, Yunnan province, at 3.40pm. More than 100 people gathered in Sipsongpanna, waiting for the return of the sailors. A memorial service was held in Guanlei Port for sailors killed in the October 5 attack on two cargo ships, local residents ...

  7. 'Logistics hub' talk pointless if we know our real business

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Hutchison Whampoa chairman [Li Ka-shing] said those who assumed that expanding the port and building a cross-harbour bridge would boost the city's cargo ... as the world's third busiest cargo port.' SCMP, March 28 'We hope the government will offer assistance to the sector, for example loans or cheaper land, if the government wants to maintain Hong ...

  8. Manufacturing shrinks, with PMI at 7-month low

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... environment, it will be very good to maintain an 8 per cent growth rate,' he said. In another sign of the economy weakening, the air cargo throughput of Shanghai International Airport (the Shanghai-listed operator of Shanghai's airports) fell 3.77 per cent to 247,900 tonnes in May, of which domestic air cargo throughput fell 10.2 per cent to 26,400 tonnes and international air cargo ...

  9. HK, Taiwan ships seek PLA Navy help

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Kong-flagged cargo ship- through the dangerous waters off Somalia from today in its historic expedition to join international efforts in fighting rampant piracy in the area. A ship from Taiwan may also ... outside the authorities' specified protected region, or were not vessels registered in Hong Kong. The Chinese mission begins two days after a French warship foiled attacks on two cargo ...

  10. A sea lane promising all manner of possibilities

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Scandinavian owner and charterer of the ship and the mainland buyer of the cargo have taken a bold step that, if successful, has the potential to open a shipping bonanza for East Asia. It's ... an extra layer of protective steel on their hulls and be escorted by Russian ice-breakers in case of difficulties. The size of their cargoes will be limited because of draft restrictions in Arctic ...




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