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  1. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION

    Shanxi official dumps mistress by making her sign '400,000-yuan termination deal'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:44pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com An official in China's Shanxi province has been left red-faced after photos of a "termination agreement" he signed with his jilted mistress were posted online. According to The   Beijing News, Xiaoyi municipal environmental protection bureau official Guo Shuanglong signed an agreement with his 26-year-old mistress, paying her ...

  2. Three sites up for sale may lift port productivity

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The government is to put up for tender three plots of land in the Kwai Chung-Tsing Yi basin in a move container terminal operators say could raise productivity at Hong Kong ... companies such as DHL as well as the terminal operators. The other two waterfront sites, north and south of Container Terminal 9, are suitable only for barges which mainly handle transshipment cargo ...

  3. Truckers strike threatens Canada's trade with Asia

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Markus Gaertner

    ... than 1,000 drivers from 49 trucking companies have been refusing to haul containers off Vancouver's docks. The drivers are calling for higher pay to compensate for the rising price of fuel. As a result, more than 25,000 containers have been left on the city's waterfront. The port authority estimates that US$410 million worth of goods that should have been moved ...

  4. Singamas expects order boom in second half

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu Singamas Container Holdings expects shipping lines and leasing companies to place more orders in the second half as they abandon hopes that steel prices may fall in the near future. The world's No2 container maker said production would exceed 500,000 teu (20-foot equivalent units) this year, against 466,000 boxes last year, due to strong demand for shipping ...

  5. Business - Companies - LOGISTICS

    Cosco Pacific container throughput up 10pc as interim profit triples

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... one-off gain from the disposal of a container manufacturing unit. Profit at its terminal business dropped 5 per cent year on year to US$92.8 million on an increase in tax and losses at its new port in Xiamen. Container throughput grew 9.7 per cent in the first half from the same period last year. The 40-day strike at Hong Kong Kwai Tsing Terminal in the first half dented the profit ...

  6. Singamas Container stock rises 11pc after profit jump

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent came from container manufacturing and 2 per cent from logistics and terminals. Singamas is the world's second-largest maker of shipping containers, with 21 per cent of the market- ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Shares in Singamas Container Holdings rose more than 11 per cent yesterday after the firm saw net profit climb by 49.8 per cent to a record US$138.6 ...

  7. Rising fuel prices add to container line's stress

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Overcapacity, sluggish cargo growth and high fuel prices are set to make 2012 a difficult year for container shipping lines even though carriers have ... by the family of former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, said capacity was forecast to grow by 9 per cent this year as new container ships were delivered to ship owners and operators. ...

  8. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Luxury brand introduces beauty products containing caviar

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 12:01pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Taste of beauty EVENT La Prairie Concept Store Opening WHERE Elements, Tsim Sha Tsui Happenings: Precious ingredients in luxury beauty products are all the rage this season. Luxury beauty brand La Prairie's new concept store's grand ...

  9. Training blitz after fatal cargo terminal accident

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... at container terminals. The Observatory has developed the half-day course in response to a fatal accident early this month caused by typhoon-strength gusts of wind. A driver was killed and another two men were injured when the wind toppled empty containers onto their trucks at the Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT). All cargo terminals are required to employ full-time safety officers ...

  10. Container lines optimistic over cargo volumes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Container shipping lines could see a stronger recovery in trade volumes in the coming months especially on transpacific routes and services to emerging ... foundation for Chinese container volumes'. Housing starts were also up 22 per cent in December on an annualised basis to 657,000 while unemployment showed signs of easing. Johnson Leung, head ...




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