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  1. It may be 365 metres long but container giant can outrun pirates

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... hours to sleep,' said Coat. When the Christophe Colomb made its first call at Terminal 9 in Kwai Tsing terminal on November 17, about 3,000 containers were moved in and out within 12 hours. ... Charlotte So When it comes to container ships, big is better- weather permitting. Just ask Pierre Gilles Coat, the master of the new flagship container vessel that French shipping company ...

  2. Dirty air law to target machinery

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as bulldozers, excavators and front-end loaders. The heavy machinery is used at the airport, container terminals and on construction sites. Environmentalists say the proposal, though welcome, ... at container terminals, and loaders and excavators at construction sites, at present do not have to comply with Hong Kong emission standards. The only law relating to them at the moment requires ...

  3. Electric cranes give green campaign a lift

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Electricity has replaced diesel to power 17 cranes at Hong Kong's largest container terminal in Kwai Chung. 'We are very happy to see such a large business make ... and pollution, and the amount of energy needed, he said. It will also improve the environment in the Kwai Chung area. HIT is the first container terminal operator in Hong Kong to power its cranes ...

  4. Shipbuilder Rongsheng joins global green trend

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... There is only one LNG terminal on the mainland, in Fujian. But that is about to change as more than 12 LNG terminals are being built by oil and gas giants PetroChina and CNOOC. Banking on the growing ... the container ship market by offering 10,000 teu vessels. In the first 11 months of last year, the company's outstanding order book exceeded 4 million dwt, the third-biggest order book among ...

  5. Lantau: ecological wasteland

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... massive, ecologically threatening construction: Container Terminal 10. The government's 'Hong Kong 2030' study says explicitly that this location may prove to be ecologically ...

  6. Incinerator on island 'to add pollution'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into consideration. North Lantau includes the Tung Chung new town and neighbouring rural villages. Kwai Chung is home to the container cargo terminals and is already busy with road and marine traffic. ...

  7. Use policies on fuel tax to lower port pollution: study

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chung Container Port had been exposed to health risks because of port-related air pollution, the paper said. The port, together with Shenzhen port, handles 9.5 per cent of all global sea cargo. Official data showed that sulfur dioxide emissions from marine sources had grown by 100 per cent since 1990. The 45-page report said fuel and energy use by port terminals, vessels and trucks ...

  8. Develop arts among public

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... together with a deepwater container terminal, which would give Hong Kong one closer to the western side of the Pearl River Delta than Shenzhen. Without the container terminal, logistics park ... and political reasons, the bridge will land in Lantau, rather than in Shenzhen and the New Territories, where it will connect directly with existing container terminal facilities. Now new highways ...

  9. CLP's HK$8b gas plant may have own profit control plan

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Government looks at framework for new LNG terminal The government is considering excluding CLP Power's proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal from the new scheme ... the plant would be regulated separately, the environment chief made no mention of the profit factor. Rather, he cited the possibility of other firms using the terminal and bearing a share of its ...

  10. Breathe in, then out

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... in congested, built-up urban areas. Meanwhile, shipping emissions from the container terminals will continue to affect many people who live and work close by. It is Chief Secretary Henry Tang ...




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