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  1. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Maritime bureau aims to shore up Hong Kong's role as shipping hub

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com New government maritime department will provide one-stop shop focusing on shipping services in order to compete with Singapore Bureau to shore up ... as a maritime hub over the past few years. The new maritime bureau is expected to include port development but the priority will be on promoting shipping services, such as ship management as well ...

  2. Repelling Asia's maritime pirates

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... on terror', there is a ray of sunlight: maritime piracy is down in Southeast and South Asia. The International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, says in a fresh report that the number ... The International Maritime Bureau, however, injected two notes of caution. Every attempt at piracy may not be reported and thus the problem may be worse than the figures suggest. Moreover, the reduction ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    High-level Sino-Japanese maritime talks a sign of improving ties

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by AP

    ... resumed high-level talks on maritime issues, a sign that they want to improve relations strained in recent years by territorial disputes and wartime historical issues. Yi Xianliang, deputy ... and yesterday, Xinhua reported. Both sides "agreed, on principle, to resume maritime liaisons between the defence agencies of the two countries", it quoted a foreign ministry statement ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Maldives supports China's plan for 'maritime Silk Road'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Teddy Ng, AFP

    ... 'maritime silk road' China enlisted backing from the Maldives to create a "maritime Silk Road for the 21st century" as President Xi Jinping launched his three-nation South Asia tour ... then witnessed the signing of nine cooperation agreements, including a memorandum of understanding on the construction of a bridge connecting Male with the airport island of Hulhule. Maritime cooperation ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    International arbitration the way to go for Asia's maritime disputes

    Posted May 06th 2014, 05:10pm by Frank Ching

    ... that no such incident had taken place. It is important that Malaysia has now publicly endorsed the principle of "resolving territorial and maritime disputes through peaceful means, including international ... is much more newsworthy than peace. So when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak issued a joint statement with Obama supporting the use of international arbitration to resolve South China Sea ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka seeking to boost trade and maritime ties

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:01am

    ... construction of a Chinese-backed US$1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a “maritime silk road” in the face of growing competition from Japan and India. China is increasingly asserting its influence in the Indian Ocean, with Sri Lanka a midway point on one of the world’s busiest international shipping lanes. It has overtaken India to become the largest investor in Sri Lanka, ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan, Sri Lanka agree to forge stronger maritime links

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Japan, Sri Lanka to step up maritime cooperation Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Sri Lanka's president have agreed to forge stronger maritime ... on "maritime and oceanic issues". "Our two countries recognise the importance of ensuring maritime cooperation and security," Rajapaksa said. "I am pleased to note the close ...

  8. News - Asia - SHIPPING

    Vietnamese oil tanker Sunrise 689 disappears on voyage from Singapore

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... and the vessels then later released, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). In Vietnam, Nguyen Vu Diep of the Hai Phong Sea Products Shipbuilding company said the company had lost contact ... "We just hope that maritime authorities will coordinate to find the tanker," Diep said. "The crew members' life could be at risk if they failed to act quickly." ...

  9. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Chairwoman Sabrina Chao steers Wah Kwong Maritime past rocky shoals

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:48am by Charlotte So

    ... Industry Council, Chao is keen for the city to remain an international maritime centre. "Hong Kong could be a maritime hub positioned right between London and Oslo," Chao said. Hong Kong ... after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying vowed to set up an interdepartmental bureau to promote the maritime business. While she is willing to assist if the government invites her, she said others ...

  10. Business - Money

    Finance chief at OOIL jumps ship

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Ken Cambie is joining Quantum Pacific in the latest round of industry reshuffles Finance chief at OOIL jumps ship Hong Kong's maritime sector ... is Ken Cambie, who is joining Quantum Pacific Shipping Services, a maritime venture in Singapore planned by Israel's richest man, Idan Ofer. Cambie steps down as chief financial officer ...




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