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  1. Dock workers say they are owed $5m

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong About 100 workers protested at the Kwai Chung container terminal yesterday, claiming they are owed more than $5 million in wages and severance payments. They worked ... During the protest that began at about 8.15am, disgruntled workers blocked the terminal's exits, forcing trucks entering and leaving the terminal to take detours. They also staged a sit-in ...

  2. Kwai Chung tragedy highlights vague law

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... to senior port executives. Whether those practices adequately protect workers on Hong Kong's space-constrained docks remains open to question, they say. The Kwai Chung docks are the busiest ... Russell Barling The fatal toppling of several stacks of shipping containers at Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi had observers demanding answers yesterday and the terminal operators crying out ...

  3. Negative growth at Kwai Tsing raises saturation fears

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Hong Kong's Kwai Tsing Container Terminals is set to register its first negative growth in November, raising fears the Pearl River Delta- which is expected to double its port capacity to 73 berths by 2010- has reached saturation point. Kwai Tsing terminals, comprising Kwai Chung and CT9 ports, moved 4 per cent fewer containers last month than a year earlier, ...

  4. Pro-democracy councillors to visit capital

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... said Mr Chan. Kwai Tsing chairman Chow Yick-hay and Northern vice-chairman Joseph Chow Kam-siu are the two other Democrats invited. ...

  5. Collapse of scaffolding kills worker

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan One man died and three were injured last night when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Kwai Chung. The accident happened just before 7pm at the Stonecutters Bridge work site next to Kwai Chung Container Terminal No 8. Twelve employees were working on a 13-metre-high scaffold when the structure, measuring two metres wide and five metres long, suddenly ...

  6. Power failures leave 600 flats without water or lifts

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Residents of 600 flats at the private Kwai Fong Terrace estate in Kwai Chung and 60 shops were without water or lifts last night after the second power failure in a day. ... and the utility could not resume supply before the problem was fixed. But it sent workers to help with repairs and to 'monitor the situation', a spokeswoman said. ...

  7. New kid on the dock to keep peace

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... to Kwai Chung? That appears doubtful. If they had combined to operate an emerging port with aspirations to climb the global throughput ladder, the depth of their expertise and pockets would indeed ... the end to an era in Kwai Chung he would rather forget. Only pure port players again grace Kwai Chung's shores. The property conglomerates that badgered their way on to the lucrative port ...

  8. Winds cause fatal container crush

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Terminals (HIT) logging the strongest winds at its terminals in two decades. A HIT spokesman said a gust of up to 135km/h was recorded at about 12.50pm at container terminal No 4 in Kwai Chung, where one of the two accidents took place. The first accident happened just after 12.30pm at the container depot outside terminal No 9 in Tsing Yi. The depot is also managed by HIT. Two trucks ...

  9. Operator hurled to his death after giant crane collapses

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A giant crane collapsed on a building site in Kwai Chung yesterday, hurling its operator to his death. Last night the cause of the accident remained a mystery. ... ran for shelter and I raced into a nearby restaurant,' he said. Police and firemen evacuated workers from the site and from a nearby car park. The crane's tower came to rest ...

  10. Experts seek long-term plan on use of land for arts village

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 8.7 per cent last year from 10.6 per cent in 2003. About half the vacant space is found in Kwai Tsing and Tuen Mun. Lau Chun-kong, a regional director at property consultancy Jones Lang ... planning procedures and this may take some time. We cannot say for sure at this stage when the arts village can be opened,' she said. Victor Ma, who rents a factory unit in Kwai Tsing for his ...




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