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  1. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal named Manchester United’s new manager

    Posted May 19th 2014, 09:32pm by Reuters

    ... assistant, the Premier League club said on Monday. Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Van Gaal, who will lead Netherlands at the World Cup next month, has agreed to a three-year contract, ... at Barcelona where he won two league titles and a Spanish Cup before enduring a hapless stint as Netherlands coach in which his team failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. He took over Bayern Munich ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Unconscious driver pulled from truck crushed by tumbling shipping containers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:53pm

    ... was trapped in his vehicle after it was crushed by a shipping container at a container terminal in Kwai Chung has been rescued by firefighters. The man, aged between 40 and 50, was unconscious as he ... to the No 6 container terminal on Container Port Road South when the incident happened shortly before noon. An initial police investigation showed five shipping containers fell to the ground, one of them ...

  3. Business - China Business

    Global alliance flop after China spikes deal expected to hurt shippers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Alliance flop expected to hurt shippers Beijing's rejection of a global shipping alliance to protect mainland companies navigating a choppy market will probably end up ... at China Cosco Holdings and China Shipping Container Lines, the country's two biggest. "This is less about the regulator trying to instil fair play in container shipping," said Jon ...

  4. Business

    Bulk rates to decline further on Asian routes amid glut of ships

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Bulk rates to fall more amid glut of ships Rates for capesize bulk carriers on key Asian routes will fall more next week as cargo owners bide their time chartering ships and shipowners fail to resist charterers' attempts to push rates lower, brokers said. "It's all looking pretty grim," said one Singapore-based capesize broker, ...

  5. NMT's global network boosts RoRo business

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 11:41am by Cassie Lim and Chan Chee-chiu

    ... footprint in this industry, NMT International Shipping has built 15 offices in key regions to support global operations. NMT's new offices in Australia and Shanghai have cemented its position ... to NMT's growth." An agent for one of the largest RoRo carriers, NMT specialises in shipping cars, trucks, trailers and other self-propelled heavy machinery. The company's commitment ...

  6. Influential economy on land and at sea

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... stretch its way around the world, as sailors and merchants opened up trade routes far and wide. The Netherlands no longer has an empire, but it is still one of the foremost maritime destinations ... additional space for container transshipment, distribution and chemical industries. 'More and more goods are shipped through Rotterdam, and a growing number of companies want to set up business ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... to balloons and kites. Harada set up a company to develop his invention, originally based in New York before moving to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and then San Francisco. Now, Harada says he ... they will replace the expensive, manned ocean-going vessels that are currently used for scientific research. He says one of these ships can cost tens of millions of dollars, and a further US$4,000 worth ...

  8. Avra bolsters marine towing business in Asia

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 10:55am by Cassie Lim and Chan Chee-chiu

    ... Cassie Lim and Chan Chee-chiu Discovery Reports With only his imagination and years of professional experience to rely on, Dirk Jan van Mourik started his ship-repair and consultancy business in 1998. Determined to build on the new business, he shifted to ship owning and later to tug boat building and operations in 2007. Avra Towage is a significant player in the business ...

  9. AFS Transport delivers as promised

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 10:46am by Cassie Lim and Chan Chee-chiu

    ... on the trade lane between Europe and Southeast Asia. "Our shipping know-how translates to cost efficiencies especially in the oil, gas, mining and dredging industries," says Marcel Heezen, ... expert in project shipping, AFS Transport provides creative solutions for multi-scale tonnages and break-bulk cargo. It has demonstrated this capability with various cost-effective solutions, ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Venezuelan diplomat held in Aruba on US drug charges freed

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... of retired major general Hugo Carvajal in line with its extradition treaty with Aruba and the Netherlands, and was "disturbed by credible reports" that the Venezuelan government had threatened both territories to win Carvajal's release. "The United States is deeply disappointed at the decision of the government of the Netherlands to order the release of wanted ...




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