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  1. Container shipments fall more than forecast

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... month to month according to the shipping cycle, said Sunny Ho Lap-kee, an executive director of the Hong Kong Shippers' Council. 'April still fell short of everyone's ... ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the major recipients of Hong Kong shipping cargo, showed weak performance last month. Long Beach's throughput fell 26.6 per cent year on year to 408,705 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680495/container-shipments-fall-more-forecast
  2. Judge approves sale of seized cargo ship

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes yesterday approved the sale of the 1988-built dry bulk cargo ship Admiral T, which was detained by law firm Norton Rose Hong Kong after arriving in Hong Kong on December 28. Advertisements inviting bids for the 40,474 deadweight tonne ship will be placed in newspapers and the details of the vessel will be circulated to prospective buyers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735681/judge-approves-sale-seized-cargo-ship
  3. Junk-trip business has wind in its sails

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... SUZANNE DENNIS For Englishman Garry Smith and his German friend Tobi Doeringer it was one of Hong Kong's key attractions- the sea and islands- that motivated them to establish Saffron Cruises in June last year. Now the fledgling company boasts a flee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537053/junk-trip-business-has-wind-its-sails
  4. Cruise ship terminal aims for the big league

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in 2008, when plans by two investors failed to meet government requirements. Following this, the government decided to fund the design and construction of a terminal and lease it to an operator ... Tourism sector lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun looked forward to the start of operations at the terminal which he hopes will put an end to big ships berthing in inaccessible places. 'Several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964597/cruise-ship-terminal-aims-big-league
  5. City may give name to shipping convention

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... convention, if adopted, will impose certain mandatory requirements on the design, construction and operation of ships, as well as their preparation for scrapyards at the end of their lives ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong might lend its name to a new shipping convention that would govern the safe operation of ships and their eventual dismantling, Hong Kong Shipowners Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678735/city-may-give-name-shipping-convention
  6. Events

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Shipping and the environment'. Hong Kong Club. Wednesday, August 17: Hong Kong Securities Institute lunch: 'Is there any truly ... Tower, Central. Thursday, September 1: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The Shipping Point- The rise of China and the future of retail supply', Bank of America Tower, Central. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975789/events
  7. Reworking homes the legal way

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... spent a hefty sum to buy the apartment, they decided they wanted to rework the space, move the staircase, and have it sanctioned. So Toye, a corporate marketing manager for shipping company ... to check and approve the construction. 'After the emotional stress of it, it's been worth it,' Toye said, adding that they were sure they would recoup their renovation costs when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972663/reworking-homes-legal-way
  8. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    YPSN: Maritime industry needs future direction in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Group issues government wake-up call, saying increasing costs and lack of talent threaten the city's shipping industry in the face of competition HK ... to implementing the plan if Hong Kong is to stave-off competition from other regional shipping sectors, says a group of shipping directors. The proposal, which includes signing more double tax agreements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1174197/ypsn-maritime-industry-needs-future-direction-hong-kong
  9. Keep the peace and make Saturday a respite from city's construction noise

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... so there was no sound of construction work on the neighbouring Swire Properties developments on Seymour and Caine roads. Thankfully, it was a day of respite from the constant noise ... the community by carrying on heaving construction activity on Saturdays. Jackhammering and piledriving should be restricted to weekdays only, even though the Noise Control Ordinance allows otherwise. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981645/keep-peace-and-make-saturday-respite-citys-construction-noise
  10. News - Hong Kong - SHIPPING

    Record-breaking giant of the seas Marco Polo sails in

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Record-breaking Marco Polo is as long as four soccer pitches and could power a small town Maritime history was made yesterday when the world's largest container ship docked in Hong ... as four soccer fields. If stood on end it would be considerably taller than the Eiffel Tower's 320 metres. The massive ship, which produces enough electrical power for a town of 16,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1081958/record-breaking-giant-seas-marco-polo-sails

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