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  1. The Chinese armada

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... that can make advanced merchant vessels and warships. What are the implications for other Asian nations and the United States? State-controlled shipping companies on the mainland are among ... and it imports about 50 per cent of its oil. Many of the tankers, container vessels and other new ships ordered by China are being built locally. In a little over a decade, the nation has moved from ...

  2. Jumping ship

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... vessels. Construction moved from wood to fibreglass in the mid-1990s, which Soltau welcomed. 'We could do more in terms of design with fibreglass, and do more to make the look ...

  3. Shipyard denies plan to build aircraft carrier

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... about capability, we have the ability to build the hull. Isn't it just a ship of several tens of thousands of tonnes?' Mr Huang asked. 'But [an aircraft carrier] involves many ... month. Jiangnan is Shanghai's oldest shipbuilder. Reports say the aircraft carrier will use Russian technology, including the radar system and steam turbines to power the engines. The ship ...

  4. Reports of aircraft carrier construction denied

    Posted Jun 17th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... would focus on developing new combat ships. Zhang Guangqin, a vice-minister of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, said the mainland was working to upgrade ... ship models, enhancing weapons' information technology and improving the accuracy of long-range weapons. 'Our shipbuilding industry is going to meet the navy's needs ...

  5. Shipbreakers lead world

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Shirish Nadkarni

    ... market for the greater part of 2003, pushing offers for old ships from a mere US$200-US$220 per ldt (light deadweight tonnage) to over the US$400 mark. Their appetite for tankers seemed ... that their scrapyards were full, even as more than half of the 184 plots at Alang, the world's largest ship cemetery on the Indian west coast, remained empty. Initially, Bangladeshi breakers competed ...

  6. Junk crashing all the rage

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... with Flora Wu The weekend we've all been waiting for is almost here. It's circled on your calendar as the day to get drunk on free beer and to make as much noise as possible without the police being summoned. CitySeen has had a couple of inquire ...

  7. Trade boom prompts plan to revamp ports

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Shirish Nadkarni

    ... Reports by Shirish Nadkarni Terminals need to boost their capacity to handle the expected strong growth in container throughput as exports and imports go through the roof IT IS ABOUT 18 months since the affable Captain Tommy Jonsson took over the reins of GAC Shipping Pakistan. 'Ever since I have been here, business has been going through the roof.' Of course, ...

  8. Filipino entrepreneurs think inside the box

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... Sandy Li in Manila Surplus shipping containers are being converted into cost-efficient homes, restaurants and shopping centres in Manila While most surplus shipping containers in Hong Kong are being used as temporary mobile offices on building sites, Filipinos are making these steel boxes into homes, cafes and even shopping complexes. The cost of converting the shipping containers ...

  9. China Shipping unhappy over stake in Yangshan project

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So in Shanghai China Shipping Group, a partner in the second phase of Shanghai's massive US$12 billion Yangshan deepwater port, has expressed strong dissatisfaction at its ... and we are working hard to get more.' The shareholding structure of the port's Phase II has been a source of simmering discontent among China's shipping groups, which complain ...

  10. New-generation giants pose huge challenge for HK ports

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... for vessels currently under construction are the 10,000 teu vessels the state-owned China Ocean Shipping Container Lines contracted in January from Hyundai and in May from associate Nantong Cosco KHI ... Russell Barling Hong Kong's harbour should be deep enough to accommodate the next generation of container ships, but their huge size will strain local port facilities. South ...




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