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  1. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Asian shippers' groups take aim at US maritime sheriff

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com American industry veteran pledges to probe any 'proof' of collusion by container lines Asian shippers' groups take aim at US maritime sheriff Richard Lidinsky Jnr may not be public enemy No 1, but then again neither is the straight-talking, no-nonsense chairman of the US Federal Maritime Commission seen by Asian shippers' ...

  2. Japanese propose plan to avoid maritime conflicts

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba yesterday proposed to China the setting up of a 'crisis-management mechanism' to avoid conflicts over disputed waters that often plague bilateral relations. Gemba sought China's endorsement of the mechanism in talks with Premier Wen Jiabao during his one-day stay in Beijing, which ...

  3. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    KC Maritime on expansion course

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com With a crash in ship prices, the company wants to beef up its fleet of cargo vessels through new orders and on the second-hand market KC Maritime on expansion course Hong Kong shipowner KC Maritime is aiming to expand its fleet of dry bulk ships to take advantage of a crash in new and second-hand ship prices, which have fallen between 20 and 30 ...

  4. On the Move

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China M&A lawyer by Chambers and Partners last year. Ronald Sum Insurance and maritime lawyer Troutman Sanders Sum's team, together with the law firm's litigation group, will offer their experience in shareholders' disputes, investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission and Independent Commission Against Corruption, and disputes involving intellectual property. ...

  5. HK losing bid to be maritime centre

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com More foreign shipowners and maritime-related companies should be encouraged to come to Hong Kong if the territory is to develop as an international ... as the destination of choice for the overseas shipping industry including owners, charterers, maritime law firms and ship finance banks. Without mentioning the regional rivals by name, Tung said 'it ...

  6. career tracker

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... international and maritime litigation and alternative dispute resolution group. He has practiced law in Hong Kong for more than 15 years and has legal experience here and in England and the US. 'As we continue to focus on expanding our Asia practice, [Sum] further reinforces our reputation as a leader in the maritime industry,' says Nigel Binnersley, the firm's administrative ...

  7. KC Maritime intensifies dry cargo focus

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Okpo, South Korea keith.wallis@scmp.com Hong Kong shipowner KC Maritime has strengthened its focus on the dry cargo market after taking delivery of the first of five large ... first revenue-earning voyage bound for Australia to load a cargo of coal. KC Maritime chartered the ship, which has an operating life of 25 to 27 years, for five years to Resource Marine, ...

  8. Maritime firms cast secondary eye over HK

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Singapore Hong Kong could see an increase in international maritime-related companies seeking a secondary listing in the city, but it will also have to compete with Singapore and Shanghai, ship financiers warned. Kerwin Clayton, head of industrials in Asia-Pacific for JP Morgan Securities, said there was growing interest from maritime companies in Europe ...

  9. Business - China Business - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Mizuho to open China fund despite Japanese dispute

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Mizuho to open China fund despite Japan dispute Mizuho Asset Management, a unit of Japan's third-biggest lender, is opening a China fund, betting that new leaders in the world's No 2 economy will boost growth and quell a territorial dispute that's prompted other banks to cancel planned funds. The MHAM China Growth Focus Fund, which starts on November 30, ...

  10. Business - Companies - DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Mediation wins favour as way to solve disputes

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The number of rows dealt with without court intervention has risen 56pc in past 10 years Mediation wins favour as a way to solve disputes A growing number of Hong Kong and Asian companies and individuals are turning to mediation to resolve their disputes rather than pursuing costly litigation through the courts. The number of mediation ...




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