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  1. Rough seas ahead as DP World sails into Indian port dispute

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Michael

    ... in Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, the Gujarat Maritime Board, the state's regulator for ports, had asked DP World why its licence to operate the Mundra International Container Terminal in Kutch ... the takeover was a breach of the concession agreement. The maritime board has also raised the issue of dilution of equity of P&O Ports and transfer of property, assets and undertakings ...

  2. ILO anxious to improve conditions of maritime workers

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 5.27pm: The International Labour Organisation says plans are underway to improve the working conditions of the world's maritime workers- who often face considerable hardship and exploitation. The ILO said on Tuesday the first Maritime Session of the International Labour Conference was meeting in Geneva this week to address the issue. The conference ...

  3. Flavours of a vast maritime empire

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... to the many influences of Lisbon's former maritime empire, which once stretched from Rio de Janeiro to East Timor. Macau's location on Portugal's old trading routes has given Macanese ...

  4. Staff role viewed as vital for shipping hub

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government in the education and training of local staff in services related to shipping. He cited shipping brokerage, insurance, loans and dispute mediation as the focus areas. The rapid rise ... China's 11th five-year plan adopted in March stated that maintaining Hong Kong's status as an international maritime and aviation centre was one of the national goals. Stressing the need ...

  5. Marine pollution divides state bodies

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Dispute escalates on the best way to clean up Bohai Sea The mainland's top environmental watchdog has clashed publicly with maritime authorities over pollution ... maritime expert, said: 'Soa is authorised by the law to survey, monitor and assess the marine environment.' Dr Wang said Soa's grim assessment was based on the long-term trend ...

  6. Competition law needed to prevent collusion over land

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million per day. Australia's removal of maritime-boundary disputes from compulsory third-party dispute settlement reflects its view that they are best settled by negotiation, not litigation. ... The recent signing of the Treaty on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea is, contrary to the impression given, another demonstration of Australia's commitment to stable, co-operative ...

  7. Turf dispute ends in mass fight between 200 officers

    Posted Oct 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police were called to a busy Shenzhen street when a dispute between district inspectors and local militia - both hired to improve the city's public order and security - escalated ... witness as saying. Others said the incident looked as if it could have been a fight between gangsters. The case was not the first turf dispute among Shenzhen's public-order officers. In July, ...

  8. Resolve land disputes: delegate

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying The Guangdong government should make efforts to resolve land disputes so they do not affect the mainland's fast economic growth, a Hong Kong legislative councillor has urged. 'Land disputes do not directly concern Hong Kong and Macau delegates, but we cannot help but pay attention to the problem,' said Wong Ting-kwong, also a delegate to the Guangdong ...

  9. 3 dead in second suspected family dispute killing

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau An eight-year-old boy and his parents were found dead yesterday morning in a Northern District apartment. The incident appeared to be the second deadly family dispute in a month. The 36-year-old father, surnamed Leong, appeared to have hanged himself with a rope in a unit on the 16th floor of Edif Litoral in Toi San. An initial investigation found that he hacked ...

  10. Patio dispute triggers call for caution on property agreements

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Beware verbal agreements, Consumer Council warns buyers The Consumer Council is warning people to carefully consider the terms of written agreements when buying property and to be more wary of verbal promises that may not hold up in the contract. The warning reflects a lesson learned by a Mr Cheng, who agreed on Saturday to settle a dispute with developer High Elite over ...




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