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  1. Time is ripe for government to get a handle on the THC dispute

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... in.' Which is why it was good to see the secretary of the Port and Maritime Board harden his resolve this week to tackle the issue. 'There is some kind of urgency that we have injected ... earlier, more strident remarks. However, a decade of hoping the private sector will resolve the THC dispute has lead to nothing, except an erosion of our status as the primary gateway to south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479602/time-ripe-government-get-handle-thc-dispute
  2. Maritime forum plans to meet C.Y. over hub status

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com An umbrella group for Hong Kong's maritime sector is planning to meet Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying after the September legislative elections to discuss ways to improve the territory's competitiveness as an international shipping hub. This follows industry concern that Hong Kong's position as a global maritime centre has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008085/maritime-forum-plans-meet-cy-over-hub-status
  3. Maritime museum has high hopes for new home

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The city's maritime museum expects to welcome 200,000 visitors per year to its new harbourfront home in Central when it opens in January, a five-fold ... years of the region's maritime history. There will also be two exhibition galleries for touring shows. A typical visit to the museum is expected to last between one and three hours. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998926/maritime-museum-has-high-hopes-new-home
  4. All aboard buoyant maritime sector

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fleet. At the same time, about 700 shipping-related companies are based here, providing maritime services that include ship agency and management, ship owning and operations, broking and marine ... industries, the maritime sector is not a high-visibility activity,' said Alan Tung, executive director at Orient Overseas, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987329/all-aboard-buoyant-maritime-sector
  5. Why appointing a shipping minister is a waste of time

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The government should appoint a shipping minister to bolster the interests of Hong Kong's maritime community and counter the mounting threat posed by cities such as Singapore and Shanghai, a leading ship magnate said yesterday. SCMP, June 24 We used to have something in government called the Port and Maritime Board. Officialdom then recognised in 2003 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718250/why-appointing-shipping-minister-waste-time
  6. Moves to strengthen HK's position as maritime centre

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis After wallowing in the doldrums, moves are under way to strengthen Hong Kong's position as an international maritime centre, with at least two separate initiatives launched by the shipping and logistics sector and the government. The initiatives coincide with Beijing's support for Hong Kong's maritime industry in its 12th five-year plan to 2015. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964809/moves-strengthen-hks-position-maritime-centre
  7. Maritime industry calls for a boost

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis A coalition of maritime industry groups, including Hong Kong shipowners and seafarers, is calling for the government to establish a policy bureau to strengthen Hong Kong's position as an international maritime centre. The call is among a package of nine proposals made by the alliance of four organisations to stave off growing competition from Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731707/maritime-industry-calls-boost
  8. Maritime industry calls for a boost

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis A coalition of maritime industry groups, including Hong Kong shipowners and seafarers, is calling for the government to establish a policy bureau to strengthen Hong Kong's position as an international maritime centre. The call is among a package of nine proposals made by the alliance of four organisations to stave off growing competition from Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731726/maritime-industry-calls-boost
  9. Working model of fishing junk finds a home at Maritime Museum

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jacqueline Leung A handmade working model of a 1960s fishing trawler has found a home at the Maritime Museum after being rejected by the Heritage and Discovery Centre. The model, built ... 'living memory' and said the Leisure and Cultural Services Department-administered heritage centre was neglecting maritime history. Mr Ng said he had hoped to donate his model, built from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651932/working-model-fishing-junk-finds-home-maritime-museum
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/563557/staff-role-viewed-vital-shipping-hub

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