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  1. $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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477107/5m-goods-seized-cargo-vessel
  2. In Brief

    Posted May 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cargo throughput drops 20pc Cargo throughput in Hong Kong dropped 19.8 per cent to 257,000 tonnes last month against the same period a year ago, as global trade continued to weaken, the Airport Authority said. Exports recorded a 27 per cent drop, year-on-year, while imports shrank 16 per cent. Passenger traffic at the airport, however, rose 4.1 per cent to 4.2 million last month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680628/brief
  3. Airport plan can't take off without reliable forecasts

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As for cargo, the growth numbers are even more staggering. The anticipated volumes are well beyond what we make or consume in Hong Kong. So where are the flows supposed to come from? Neither of these questions are answered. Rather than using detailed gravity models, growth in both passengers and cargo is forecast based on simple linear regression models along the lines of 'gross domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970913/airport-plan-cant-take-without-reliable-forecasts
  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Due to an editing change in the article 'BA adds its voice to chorus calling for third runway' on B1 on March 30 it was suggested that UPS still had to receive traffic rights for its Cologne-Hong Kong route. UPS received the traffic rights on January 28 before the launch of the air cargo service on March 28. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963959/corrections-clarifications
  5. Storage move brings call for long-term plan

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Helen Wu and Olga Wong The government has been urged to devise a long-term planning strategy to meet increasing demand for cargo storage space after a dozen New Territories sites were proposed as centralised hubs for container storage. Green groups fear the new proposal will allow cargo storage to encroach on green areas without planning conditions and environmental assessment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627801/storage-move-brings-call-long-term-plan
  6. In Brief

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Port's cargo volume drops 17pc The total volume of Hong Kong's port cargo shrank 17 per cent in the first quarter to 52.2 million tonnes compared to a year ago, the Census and Statistics Department said. Inward cargo dropped 16 per cent to 30.4 million tonnes and outward cargo fell 17 per cent to 21.8 million tonnes. Hong Kong ports also handled 4.6 million containers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682749/brief
  7. 11 sailors rescued after ship collision

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Eleven mainland sailors were rescued by a passing sampan after their cargo vessel collided with an ocean-going ship and sank outside Hong Kong waters yesterday. The vessel started taking in water after the collision west of Po Toi Island at about 6.15am and the 11 sailors took to a life-raft. Marine police launches were sent to the area after mainland authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657176/11-sailors-rescued-after-ship-collision
  8. Freight makes grade in Japan air talks as passengers miss out

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Wilson Fung Wing-yip, Hong Kong's lead negotiator in air-services talks with Japan, says he is quite pleased with the deal reached yesterday allowing both sides to substantially increase cargo services. 'We were able to increase cargo services by some 40 per cent in a short time,' Mr Fung said. The deal, which will be revisited at the end of the year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488290/freight-makes-grade-japan-air-talks-passengers-miss-out
  9. Modest growth tipped for HK in next five years

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 2010, Hong Kong's air cargo traffic was expected to drop 4.6 per cent, Gopal said. 'Hong Kong's air cargo traffic will grow marginally by 1 per cent to 3.98 million tonnes this year. Air cargo has been affected by uncertainties in the US and Europe.' The firm predicts Hong Kong's sea cargo volume will rise 5.5 per cent to 293.8 million tonnes this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993373/modest-growth-tipped-hk-next-five-years
  10. Stranglehold on small business can't be ignored

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... So it is a little surprising that competition questions on Hong Kong and the air cargo industry have emerged just as they begin to enjoy what appears to be quite a robust economic ... of the world's major economies and, yes, healthy competition. Their cargo divisions, however, fared less well. Global airfreight volumes grew 3.2 per cent at a time when airlines expanded freight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537733/stranglehold-small-business-cant-be-ignored

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