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  1. Winds cause fatal container crush

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Terminals (HIT) logging the strongest winds at its terminals in two decades. A HIT spokesman said a gust of up to 135km/h was recorded at about 12.50pm at container terminal No 4 in Kwai Chung, where one of the two accidents took place. The first accident happened just after 12.30pm at the container depot outside terminal No 9 in Tsing Yi. The depot is also managed by HIT. Two trucks ...

  2. Container throughput may shrink next year, Citi says

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Slowdown could hit mainland ports run by HK-listed firms The growth in container shipments through the mainland's major foreign trading ports had slowed rapidly and could ... container ports cooled to 10 per cent in the first 10 months of this year, compared with more than 20 per cent per annum in the past five years,' said a recent Citi report by Ally Ma and Brian ...

  3. Red tape ties up charity's quake relief supplies at HK terminal

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A thousand cans of baby milk powder and some daily necessities destined for the Sichuan earthquake zone have been stranded at Kwai Chung container terminal for a month after ... toothpaste and brushes, and shampoo packed into a cargo container intended to be sent from Hong Kong to Chengdu via Shenzhen airport. But the cargo delivery was forced to return from the border ...

  4. Typhoon costs Hutchison $20m

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Hutchison Whampoa's terminal facilities in Pusan sustained more than HK$20 million in infrastructure damage when typhoon Maemi ripped through South Korea's biggest container port at the weekend. Two of the company's dockside container cranes were destroyed and three more came off their rails after winds exceeding 200km/h lashed Hutchison Busan Container Terminal (HBCT), ...

  5. Observatory denies issuing typhoon forecast

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in September 2003. Circulated by e-mail, the message was said to have been sent from the container terminals to shipping companies and truck operators. But Leung Wing-mo, a senior scientific officer ... The 'leaked' forecast contained a timetable by which the Observatory would escalate the signals from No 3 to No 9 and when it was going to cancel them. It said the No 9 signal would be issued at 10am ...

  6. Kwai Chung tragedy highlights vague law

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling The fatal toppling of several stacks of shipping containers at Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi had observers demanding answers yesterday and the terminal operators crying out for more space. The powerful winds that struck on Monday, sending containers hurtling down on unsuspecting workers and killing a truck driver, are normally preceded by several typhoon warnings, ...

  7. Economic and market fallout to be contained

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Ten days after Japan's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami investors are still trying to work out the likely medium-term effects on Japan's economy, the wider region, and Asia's financial markets. With hopes rising that eng ...

  8. Tropical storm Kompasu brings southern ports to standstill

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu, Russell Barling

    ... signal is hoisted, the 'wind profile' of some 100,000 containers across the main terminals' yards- some stacked six high- is reduced and empty boxes lashed together. Laden ... Russell Barling and Annette Chiu Operators batten down the hatches at the terminals while vessels head for safe anchorage out at sea or in harbours Business at south China's ports ...

  9. Upbeat forecast for container shipping sector

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis The good news for shipowners and investors is that booming trade growth between Asia and the rest of the world is set to buoy container shipping companies such as Orient Overseas Container Line and China Shipping Container Lines. The bad news for those investing or owning ships in the dry bulk sector is that a raft of new shipping capacity will outweigh the growth ...

  10. Dam project contains seeds of catastrophic flood

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The Yangtze River's banks downstream from the Three Gorges Dam are eroding too fast, and scientists say the culprit is clean water. That's right- the water is too clean. Professor Zheng Shouren, chief engineer of the Changjiang Wate ...




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