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    Merchants step up protest over Cathay Pacific's shark fin cargo ban

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Merchants step up protest over Cathay shark fin ban Shark fin merchants will stage their second protest in as many weeks today against Cathay Pacific's decision to stop carrying shark fins on its cargo flights. The plan was announced as Cathay revealed shipment figures yesterday showing that the volume of shark fin it transported ...

  2. Cathay Pacific in search of cleaner aviation fuels

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific is looking to secure a stable supply of cleaner fuels, which could include producing its own biofuels for aviation. The move comes as airlines face a looming European Union (EU) climate rule that threatens to cost the industry tens of billions of dollars in four months' time. Mark Watson, Cathay Pacific's head of environmental affairs, said ...

  3. Cathay Pacific boss warns on E.U. carbon tax

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways has warned that plans by the European Union to introduce an emissions trading scheme from January next year sets a 'dangerous precedent' by applying a tax ... to buy credits if this allocation is, as expected, exceeded. There is no estimate available for how much the scheme could cost Cathay Pacific, but mainland carriers said they would be forced ...

  4. Cathay Pacific launches carbon credits scheme for passengers

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday became the first Asian airline to allow passengers to voluntarily buy carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gasses released by their air travel. Cathay ... to them,' said Linden Coppell, Cathay's environmental manager. Customers who want to buy credits must go to Cathay's 'Fly greener' website and enter the details of their flight, ...

  5. Sustainability is top priority for Cathay when looking at biofuel options

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... On behalf of Cathay Pacific, I would like to respond to Professor Reinhard Renneberg's article ('Biofuels an idea that can really fly for airlines', January 22) and Gordon Andreassend's letter ('Cathay faces logistical problems', January 29). Both pieces raised the 'food versus fuel' debate, better known as sustainability. Cathay Pacific views ...

  6. In the air

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways has called on the International Air Transport Association to set up an emissions-trading scheme for the airline industry that could be applied globally. What's your view? ...

  7. Bullish Cathay restarts work on cargo terminal

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The construction of Cathay Pacific Airways' wholly owned cargo terminal has resumed after a two-year suspension and it is scheduled to open in early 2013. The facility, ... year. The first phase of the cargo terminal built by Cathay Pacific, the third one at the airport, could increase the cargo handling capacity at Chek Lap Kok by 50 per cent to 7.4 million tonnes ...

  8. Cathay slams 'bizarre' carbon caps

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Cathay Pacific Airways has slammed as 'bizarre' the European Union's plan to impose carbon emissions caps on international airlines. Speaking at an aviation forum yesterday, Mark Watson, the airline's head of environmental affairs, said: 'It is a bizarre policy that penalises direct flights and encourages airlines to impose stopovers ...

  9. Pilot scheme

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific says that its planned carbon-offset programme for travellers will help clear the air in the Pearl River Delta. Would you be willing to pay extra when you fly to help combat climate change? Write to us. ...

  10. Students to visit conservation sites

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific will take 40 students from 10 countries to learn first-hand about environmental conservation on the mainland. The eight-day 'Green Explorer' programme gives students a chance to visit various green project sites in Hong Kong and Sichuan . For example, students will learn about efforts to preserve giant pandas at the Daxiangling National Reserve. ...




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