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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Growing rail transport of oil increases environmental threat in US, Canada

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of transporting oil by rail rather than pipelines. The construction of new pipelines has been unable to keep up with surging North American oil production, in part due to regulatory delays over concerns ... 20 per cent year on year, according to the transport ministry, and the amount of oil shipped by rail remains less than 2 per cent of all transported crude in Canada, and 10 per cent ...

  2. General Electric signs mainland rail-transport deals worth US$1.4b

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The Ministry of Railways has signed a letter of intent worth US$1.4 billion with United States conglomerate General Electric for rail and other transport projects, one ... totalling more than US$2 billion. They covered joint ventures, alliances and orders in key sectors such as rail transport, aviation and clean energy. 'These multi-sector, ...

  3. Sinopec parent seals deal to buy Russian oil, opts for rail transport

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petrochemical Corp, Asia's largest oil refiner and parent of Sinopec, has sealed a long-awaited deal to buy crude oil from Russia and transport it by rail through ... will cut oil transport costs in the long run. CNPC has also been in talks with the world's largest natural gas producer to build two gas pipelines, one to link the mainland's northwest ...

  4. China Shipping forms alliance for sea-rail transport network

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Shipping Container Lines, the country's second-largest container line, has formed a strategic alliance with China Railway Container Transportation Company to launch the first sea-railway intermodal transport network to cover the entire mainland, cutting haulage costs. Under the framework agreement signed yesterday in Beijing, China Shipping Container Lines ...

  5. Vietnam shuns China's high-speed express

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Zhoukan, some Vietnamese politicians oppose adopting Chinese high-speed rail technology for fear that China might use high-speed trains to transport the People's Liberation Army to invade ... is sticking to its more expensive Japanese high-speed rail plan. Addressing the High-speed Rail Asia 2010 conference in Hong Kong, Vietnam Railways' Nguyen Manh Hien said the country's rail ...

  6. China plans Asia-Europe rail network

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen in Beijing China is negotiating to extend its high-speed railway network to up to 17 countries, a mainland rail expert who has taken part in every major express line project ... rail lines, he said. China and Russia had already agreed to build a high-speed line across Siberia, he added. However, there were some technical issues to be overcome, Wang said. For example, ...

  7. Luxury train travel

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Nicholas Walton To rediscover the romance of rail, step aboard and enjoy breathtaking views, exquisite menus and service fit for kings. 1. Venice-Simplon Orient-Express, Europe (below ... fellow travellers. Day trips to palaces, temples and forts are available along the way. For bookings, see www.palaceonwheels.net or call 3051 8159. 4. Trans-Siberian, Russia A legendary rail ...

  8. Magazines - Style

    A Passage to Elegance

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Mark Parren Taylor

    ... Mark Parren Taylor Jump on board for some old-style opulence, writes Mark Parren Taylor A Passage to Elegance Traversing Europe by rail in the heyday of train travel conjures up images ... them, and to enjoy the romance of it all.   CLASSIC RAIL JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD Orient-Express British Pullman provides a range of excursions in Britain, starting at HK$2,350. For further details ...

  9. Time to reassess China's love affair with high-speed railways

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The unceremonious sacking last weekend of Liu Zhijun as party boss of China's Ministry of Railways has been heartily welcomed as a promising move. The rail ministry is the last of China's old-style empires-within-the-state, in which the ministry acts not only as policy-maker for China's vast rail system, but also as its owner, financier, operator, ...

  10. Back on track- Beijing to build world's slowest maglev train

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... populous inner-city areas. 'If the technology works, which I am sure it does, city planners will introduce it downtown and make it part of public transport because maglev is quiet, ... Shanghai and Hangzhou and have splashed out on high-speed rail lines across the mainland. Unlike their predecessors, President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao seem to prefer trains with wheels. ...




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