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  1. From China to Venice, by Marco Polo's chart

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle On a chilly spring day in early 1990, with the dust from the Berlin Wall barely settled, two East German youths met by chance and found they shared a desire to cycle around the world. They left the next day. Fourteen years, 130 countries and 1 ...

  2. Dry bulk cargo market facing rough seas, Jinhui Holdings says

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... staggering.' The oversupply of tonnage caused a general drop in ship values, which led Jinhui to carry out an assessment of the values of its owned fleet and those under construction. As a result, ... Keith Wallis The dry bulk cargo market is facing rougher seas from a surge in ship deliveries that are forcing down freight rates and which risk charter defaults as ship owners struggle ...

  3. Construction firm seeks fresh talent

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Hong Kong's construction market is certainly booming: once contracts are awarded, the appointed contractors are expected to swing into action immediately. 'Once ... of Ocean Park. With the construction sector once again riding the crest of wave following the post-1998 slump, there is a real sense of optimism about new tenders and general prospects. 'We ...

  4. Lessons in construction as CUHK project opens second Sichuan school

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Two years after the magnitude 8 Sichuan earthquake wrecked their primary school, the 150 students of Dazu School in one of the province's remote minority villages need not fear their school building will collapse in any future earthquake, ...

  5. Difficult outlook for Swire Pacific Offshore

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... in the Swire Pacific Offshore fleet. The firm has 74 ships in service, with a further 17, including two windfarm installation vessels, under construction. The Pacific Champion, built by South ... Keith Wallis Swire Pacific Offshore sees a challenging market for its core offshore supply vessel business in 2011 as a result of an oversupply of ships and low charter rates. John ...

  6. Chongqing to construct world's tallest lighthouse

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Chongqing's municipal government plans to add another ambitious landmark to the city- what it claims will be the world's tallest lighthouse. Bi Fangquan, director of the local bureau of the Yangtze River Administration of Navigation ...

  7. Construction samples from wrecked schools go under microscope

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland's product quality watchdog yesterday said it was collecting samples of construction material from collapsed schools as evidence for investigation. ... of construction materials used in collapsed schools and vowed to track down those responsible for substandard material. 'There are clear instructions that if we suspect there are quality problems ...

  8. Construction projects keep losing ground

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... waters of the Huangpu river after repairing a flood wall weakened by the collapse of an underwater tunnel earlier this week. But a string of accidents involving construction of Shanghai's ... a number of projects. Liu Jianhang, an academic and adviser to the Shanghai Subway Construction Co., said: 'This accident will definitely have an impact on the process of building ...

  9. Piracy prompts landmark mission

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transport ship owned by the Chinese Communication Construction Company, was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden but the 30 Chinese sailors onboard held the pirates off until a Malaysian frigate ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing to send three ships to Somali coast China is to send two frigates and one support vessel to pirate-infested Somali waters for about three months for escort missions, ...

  10. Alert over ship from Fukushima sparks quarantine checks

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Ships seeking to enter Hong Kong that began their voyage within 80 kilometres of Japan's Fukushima prefecture, site of a nuclear power plant crippled by a March 11 ... of a Maltese-registered container ship asked late on Thursday for radiation checks of its 27 crew. The captain of the Maltese-registered CMA CGM Moliere, which began its voyage in Yokohama, Japan, later said ...




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