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  1. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    HK$60m of contraband electronics seized from ship on Pearl River Delta

    Posted May 18th 2013, 07:26pm by JOLIE HO

    ... intercepted the ship, known as a river trade vessel, shortly after it set off from Black Point in Tuen Mun for Humen in Guangdong on Thursday. They escorted the vessel to the River Trade Terminal ...

  2. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shy of the Q3 result for 2011. Of the five industry groups covered by the survey, employers in the mining and construction sector, which in Hong Kong refers solely to the latter, were notably ...

  3. Update dangerous and inefficient construction industry practices

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The report ('Scaffolding workers to be given 11pc pay increase', August 23) highlighted one of the major problems in the Hong Kong construction industry: too much work ... fail to even begin to tackle one of the major causes of the problem- construction practices that are outdated, unproductive, often unnecessary and, in many cases, downright dangerous? ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Emissions control area for ships in Pearl River Delta proposed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Administration says it will work with neighbours to save lives by reducing maritime pollution in waters around city Clean-fuel zone for ships in delta eyed The government is determined to set up an emissions control area for ships in the Pearl River Delta, environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday. It would be the first such region ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Threat to 'green' incentive scheme for ship owners

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Red tape could scupper incentives for vessels to switch to low-sulphur diesel while in Hong Kong 'Green' scheme for shipping bosses in peril ... programme will start next Wednesday, from when owners and operators will be eligible for a 50 per cent cut in port facility and light dues if their ocean-going ships use low-sulphur fuel. The aim ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Delta bridge design wins ministerial approval

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the ministry's water transport department, said the bridge would strengthen Hong Kong's status as a world shipping centre. 'The Ministry of Transport has approved [the design of] the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in regard to shipping,' Mr Song said. He Jianzhong, director general of the ministry's department of economic restructuring and legislation, said the ministry had ...

  8. Rail new hope for Shenzhen shipping

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... operating for the past year. 'If I have a factory in Chongqing, why not ship textiles to Europe by train? It's cheaper and faster,' Lin, who runs a private business manufacturing garments for Europe, said. Lin said it took 14 days to transport cargo by rail to Europe from Chongqing and 21 days to move freight from Chongqing to Shenzhen and then ship it to Europe. The cost ...

  9. Two lose appeal over ship collision

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... life at sea dismissed yesterday by the Court of Appeal. Two others- a mainland ship captain and a second local pilot- had their convictions quashed. Yuriy Kulemesin and Tang Dock-wah were ... remain or be changed. Kulemesin, who was in charge of the oil rig supply ship Neftegaz-67 when it was hit by the dry-cargo ship Yao Hai near the Brothers islands on March 22, 2008, was jailed ...

  10. Construction workers face 2003-level layoffs

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Martin Wong

    ... Amy Nip and Martin Wong Unemployment among construction workers is expected to rise next year to levels not seen since the Sars outbreak in 2003, a building industry group said. The warning by the Hong Kong Construction Association followed an announcement by Las Vegas Sands in Macau on Thursday that it was laying off 9,000 workers, including 4,000 from Hong Kong. ...




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