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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. First-half boom spurs CSCL to mull A shares

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Shipping Container Lines, the world's sixth-largest container shipping company, plans to issue A shares this year to fund its expansion. CSCL revealed its plan ... ports across the mainland with 30 berths and container leasing and manufacturing businesses owned by its parent company, China Shipping (Group), said Li Shaode, the chairman of CSCL. Shares ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Shanghai port operator books 31pc net decline

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... billion), while revenue fell 13.6 per cent to 7.9 billion yuan. Shanghai is the world's busiest port in terms of tonnage and the second-busiest container port, behind Singapore. 'During ... is expected to start operations next year and will have an annual container throughput capacity of 2.1 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) and 730,000 vehicles. Also in the works is SIPG's ...

  7. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Dead body and 34 stowaways found crammed in container at British port

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AGENCIES

    ... and children, have been found inside a shipping container in Britain, emergency officials say. The people, who were in poor health, were found packed inside the container as workers were unloading the cargo at Tilbury docks in Essex, east of London, on Saturday morning, police said. Officials reported hearing bangs and screams coming from the container, which arrived aboard a P&O cargo ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - INDUSTRIAL ACTION

    Dockers vow to continue strike

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... workers vowed to stay on strike until their demands were met, some recalling how they worked at the terminal for as long as seven days without rest. About 200 strikers continued to block a section of the Kwai Tsing container terminals as their strike entered the second day yesterday. A further 100 crane operators joined them last night. Some workers had reportedly resumed work after ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - STRIKE

    Dockers face tough battle, veterans say

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau and Phila Siu

    ... veterans say Dockers staging a strike at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals face a tougher battle than construction bar-benders, whose month-long action yielded a 14 per cent pay rise in 2007, ... With a court injunction imposed yesterday, requiring the strikers to leave the terminals, the dockers said last night they were still planning their next step. Luk Kwan-ngai, a unionist behind ...




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