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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. Rise in number of murders resulting from civil disputes

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang But total killings during first 10 months down almost 14pc Police say more civil disputes ended in murders in the first 10 months of this year, despite the total number ... disputes, civil disputes and debt disputes,' said Ministry of Public Security spokesman Wu Heping. Mr Wu did not give a figure for the increase in murder cases caused by civil disputes ...

  8. HK man in 110m yuan dispute to get hearing

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 294,372 square metres of land in Zhongshan city, Guangdong province, in 1993 for property development. But a dispute broke out between them and had to be taken to court. The Zhongshan court issued ...

  9. Villagers riot over land dispute in Shandong

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 1,400 police officers and 1,000 villagers have clashed over a land dispute in the suburbs of Jinan, Shandong province, witnesses said. Villagers claimed more than 20 ... in the surgery department. Land disputes have become a threat to rural security as many cities are expanding. The central government on Monday launched a campaign to curb rural corruption in which ...

  10. Police hold 17 villagers in dispute over land sale payout

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... three villagers last December in another incident, villagers held eight officials hostage in a temple during a protest about a land dispute. Riot police stormed the temple and freed ...




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