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  1. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Lenders hold fire on ailing shipping firms

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Lenders hold fire on ailing shipping firms Sanko Line, Korea Line and subsidiaries of Berlian Laju Tanker are among a steady stream of Asian and Western shipping companies that have sought bankruptcy protection in recent months, victims of weak freight rates and haemorrhaging cash reserves. But the expected surge in corporate shipping failures has yet to occur, despite mounting losses ...

  2. Underwriting the risks of the shipping business

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the way to the office. I pay attention to news about shipping, trading, economics, legal updates and issues affecting the insurance business. I also check my e-mails on my phone. What does your ...

  3. Financing shortage looms over ship orders

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Shenzhen keith.wallis@scmp.com Hong Kong and foreign shipowners are expected to need between US$126 billion and US$150 billion to finance all the ships that are on order ... cent of shipping respondents said a shortage of cash was the greatest threat to their business. Andrew Hampson, the managing director of private equity house Tufton Oceanic, estimated the total ...

  4. Business - Comment

    Gerard McCoy denies move to be Hong Kong's next DPP

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... observer remarked, "If you believed every rumour about Gerard, he would be the Maharaja of Baroda by now." Shipping news The shipping industry has had an easy ride compared with the airline industry when it comes to emission controls. Ocean-going ships are fuelled by probably the dirtiest fuel on the planet, which generally has a 3.5 per cent sulphur content. Hong Kong is one ...

  5. Pacific Basin upbeat on financing prospects

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Pacific Basin Shipping, which may need to raise up to about US$225 million to finance existing ship purchases, expects to find the cash despite the likelihood of a fall in bank lending to the shipping industry. The company, which operates dry bulk cargo ships and tugs, will splash out US$322 million over the next three years to acquire 16 new ...

  6. AmCham goes to Miami

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak The American Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala on March 17, raising more than HK$150,000 for its charitable foundation. More than 900 guests gathered for the black-tie event. Many got into the mood with colourful Miami-style wear. AmCham ...

  7. Jump-ship incentives too sweet to turn down

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... six months of the year, brokerages, private banks and asset management companies have been fighting to keep their best people from jumping ship to better jobs. White Collar has heard that a 30 per cent pay rise is often not enough to encourage people to stay with their old boss. The highest 'jump ship' incentive is said to be a one-year bonus- yes, one year and not one ...

  8. Shipping giant's A-share IPO raises 15b yuan

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang China Cosco Holdings, the mainland's biggest shipping company, has raised 15.12 billion yuan from its Shanghai listing after pricing the shares at the top end of the indicative range. The company said in a Shanghai stock exchange announcement last night that it fixed the price of its 1.78 billion A shares at 8.48 yuan each, the top of a range that started at 7.60 ...

  9. Supply firms face wait for payment on fuel bills

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A mainland marine fuel supply company and other creditors owed more than US$9.7 million in unpaid bills by foreign ship owners face an indefinite wait ... after three appeal court judges said the Admiralty judge should have given Argentine ship owner Maruba more time to file a defence before a ship it owned was sold at auction to settle ...

  10. China's insurers see chance in trade shunned by West

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Iranian crude and petrochemical products from July 1. The Western mutuals, called protection and indemnity clubs, insure about 90 per cent global tanker fleet including ships operated by Cosco Dalian, China Shipping Development and Nanjing Tanker. The clubs provide compensation if there is damage to the ship and cargo. They also provide liability insurance of up to US$1 billion ...




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