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  1. Business - Money - SHIPPING

    Shipping firms brace for survival battle

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... revenues. Peter Sand, chief shipping analyst at shipping lobby group Bimco, said: "It will be some time before the fundamental [vessel] supply and [cargo] demand ratio are balanced. The fleet ... Commenting about 2012, Huxley said the dry-cargo market "endured its worst year for a quarter of a century", adding that this year was unlikely to be much better. "For many, this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1143857/shipping-firms-brace-survival-battle
  2. Shipping lines confirm hopes for big rate rises

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... equivalent unit) for cargo moving from Asia to the US west coast and US$600 more per box for goods bound for the east coast via the Panama Canal. Present unit freight rates for the eastbound trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442433/shipping-lines-confirm-hopes-big-rate-rises
  3. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Battle lines drawn for UK cargo volumes

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com DP World's new port in Britain launches blitz to woo Asian cargo owners and shippers in fight with Hutchison's Felixstowe for market share ... Gateway will go head-to-head with Hutchison's Felixstowe port for Britain's cargo volumes. London Gateway, which is costing the Dubai-headquartered port operator about £1.5 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1059057/battle-lines-drawn-uk-cargo-volumes
  4. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Christmas cargo boosts US rates as Europe routes face capacity reduction

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg While shipping lines are raising rates on Asia-US routes before the Christmas rush, capacity on Europe services will be cut as debt crisis lingers of fortunes The shipping lanes of the Pacific and Indian oceans show the diverging fortunes of US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1031078/christmas-cargo-boosts-us-rates-europe-routes-face-capacity
  5. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    KC Maritime on expansion course

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com With a crash in ship prices, the company wants to beef up its fleet of cargo vessels through new orders and on the second-hand market KC Maritime ... per cent since 2010. Chief executive Captain Vikrant Bhatia said the firm was looking at different types of dry cargo ships, from 55,000 dwt (deadweight tonne) Supramax vessels up to 170,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1023827/kc-maritime-expansion-course
  6. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    April cargo decline points to 'structural problem'

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com April cargo decline points to 'structural problem' The 12 per cent slide in Hong Kong's container throughput last month underpinned ... barge service to lure more transshipment cargo back to Hong Kong." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1239321/april-cargo-decline-points-structural-problem
  7. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Weak Western growth to hit cargo demand

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Shipping executive says despite higher container rates, 2013 will be as difficult as last year Weak Western growth to hit cargo demand Anaemic growth ... of the shipping line's parent company said yesterday. Ken Cambie, the chief financial officer of Orient Overseas (International) (OOIL), said first-quarter cargo demand was as difficult as 2012 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1184288/weak-western-growth-hit-cargo-demand
  8. Vested interests scuttle fresh bid to settle fees row

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Being aware that the carriers were fully entitled to recover the costs of calling at a port to pick up the cargo, they did not suggest the THC be outlawed. Instead, they suggested the THC should ... moving cargo between North America and Asia, raised a brief glimmer hope by revealing the components of the THC. The mini-euphoria lasted until the disclosure revealed they had included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453100/vested-interests-scuttle-fresh-bid-settle-fees-row
  9. China Shipping Development

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The group's principal activity is the provision of cargo shipping. Other activities include the purchase and sale of ships, repair and construction of containers, ship spare parts purchase and sale agency, consultancy and transfer of ship technology. Cargo shipping mainly consists of the shipment of oil and dry bulk cargoes along the coast of China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554254/china-shipping-development
  10. Shippers run out of patience

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... containers and other related costs borne by the lines. Levies vary from port to port across Asia. In Hong Kong, for example, the fee for sending a 20-foot box of cargo across the Pacific is US$274. To Europe, it is US$265. Shipping lines that apply the levy on Asia's export cargo say the handling fees were a 'cost recovery' mechanism allowing them to pass on costs incurred while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518311/shippers-run-out-patience

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