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  1. Container lines prepare for trade doldrums

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Hard-pressed container lines, which have already seen charter rates sink on key trades routes between Asia and Europe and transpacific, could face ... in global container trade flows as the average distance travelled by Chinese exports will begin to structurally decline.' This would dent profits at container lines such as Orient Overseas ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Strike a threat to port's status, industry says

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih, Phila Siu

    ... Toh Han Shih and Phila Siu Vessels are already diverting to rival terminals, shippers say, and city continues to slide down the ranks of world's leading container terminals Strike a threat to port's status, industry says The strike at the Kwai Tsing terminals could further jeopardise Hong Kong's ranking among the world's leading container ports, according ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

    Dockers continue strike despite sacking threat

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 02:18pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... the Kwai Chung Container Terminal. The strike by the dock workers for higher pay has entered its sixth day with no signs of it easing. Last night, port operators won an injunction against 14 ... this period. However, port operator Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), a subsidiary of billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa, refuted the claim on Tuesday. Managing director Gerry Yim ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - STRIKE

    Port rejects dockers' pay claims

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau, Patsy Moy

    ... he had really looked at the records. Yim made his remarks on a radio programme as 450 dock workers and hundreds of supporters continued to gather outside the Kwai Tsing container terminals ... Phila Siu, Stuart Lau and Patsy Moy Union leaders hit back at 'ridiculous' remark and challenge terminal bosses to show them the figures as strikers continue fight for 17pc rise ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    The grim life of a dock workhorse

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... shift after shift at the container terminals without a break and for days at a time has not just left them exhausted; it has also cost them their family life. "It makes you really grumpy, ... containers ready to be moved onto the ships- said the working hours were so long that he barely saw his son. But he had no choice. "I'm the breadwinner. My 14-year-old son is already asking ...

  6. 2 burned as blaze leaps from container

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Unsuspecting workers engulfed by flames when one opens door Two cargo terminal workers were seriously burned yesterday when fire burst out of a shipping container of rubber ... A 25-year-old terminal worker who was walking near the container was also seriously injured when the flames escaped. Firemen, who put out the blaze within 11 minutes of arriving at the scene, said ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dockers struck on heads by falling crane part

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... mechanism from a crane used to lift containers. While there was no indication last night whether the accident was connected to the strike, the four terminals at Kwai Tsing operated by Hongkong ... Tsing container port. They were operating a machine at the dock- where 450 dockers have been on strike for over a month for better pay and conditions- when the accident happened. The men were ...

  8. Singamas earnings jump 87.9pc

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Singamas Container Holdings, which posted an 87.9 per cent growth in net profit last year, said it could produce more containers this year although the demand is expected to decrease slightly. The second-largest global container maker forecast that 4 million 20-foot equivalent units would be produced globally this year, compared with 4.2 million teu last year. ...

  9. Three die as container truck topples onto car

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Construction work makes slip road risky for long vehicles, drivers' group says Three men were crushed to death when a fully laden container truck weighing more than 40 ... about 7.30am as the container truck, driven by Wan Shing-woon, 48, was travelling along the slip road towards the Shenzhen border. Tong Wai-ming, 29, and two passengers- his brother Tong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock workers strike for higher pay

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Dock workers strike for higher pay More than 100 dock workers protested and went on strike at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals yesterday, seeking a 17 per cent ... into terminal six in the morning, trying to block trucks from entering. Five security guards, aged from 32 to 54, were injured during clashes. Police stood by at the scene. Stanley Ho Wai-hong, ...




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