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  1. HK listing possible: Jiaolong

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... that of their counterparts. 'High-end vessels could be at a premium of two to five times the price of general ships,' said Zhang Weijing, a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 'That's why ... taxpayer among shipyards and ship engineering plants in Tongzhou. Tongzhou has 114 shipbuilding and steel structure companies with 400,000 workers. By 2010, ships finished in Tongzhou will reach ...

  2. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... target The government also pledged to renovate more shanty towns as part of efforts to boost housing supply for the poor and migrant workers. Railway construction, particularly in the poorer central and western regions, would be accelerated, supported by a new development fund and railway construction bonds. These efforts are similar to what happened during the two terms of Li's ...

  3. Sinking orders for China's shipyards

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com China's shipbuilding industry is heading for its worst year for new orders won in the decade or so since the mainland shipping boom began, according ... influx of new tonnage hitting the water in the past few years has hit the big three markets- dry cargo, tankers and container ships, forcing down freight rates as overcapacity outpaced the growth ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... on becoming more constructive in how we can help to fix the problems around us. That is my little wish for China, Russia and America, too- keep laughing but please also carry on with the bigger tasks ...

  5. Race on to build polar research vessel

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Administration (SOA) signed a contract with a Finnish ship designer in Beijing on Tuesday for the vessel. It requires the blueprints to be ready in seven months and construction to be completed by 2014. Aker Arctic, based in Helsinki, will charge more than Euro5 million (HK$47.6 million) for a preliminary design of the ship. Details, such as the layout of pipes, and electric and communication ...

  6. Transport projects to hit rough patch

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... construction programme faced 'funding shortages', while the shipping industry must cope with 'extreme overcapacity'. 'It is difficult to resolve the shortage of funds for transport infrastructure construction,' the ministry said on its website. 'This year, due to the government's policies to curb inflation and adjust local government investment ...

  7. Slower external demand may cut port investment

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... And with growth in external demand slowing, investments in domestic ports will increasingly be driven by the need to service trade at home, which is likely to equal international shipping volumes by 2020, ... as the world's factory. China overtook Germany to become the world's biggest exporter in 2009, with the US and Europe its biggest markets. With the drop in global shipping and trade during ...

  8. News - China

    Builder says plan for new Titanic draws interest

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 07:20pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... that his shipping company has received inquiries from people in the US, Britain, Asia and South America. Interest has been so strong that “we’ve probably had half a dozen people already offering more than US$1 million to get on the maiden voyage” slated for 2016, said James McDonald, global marketing director of Blue Star Line. The strong interest comes even though construction has ...

  9. Industrial shipowners may squeeze charter deals

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... include eight 205,000 dwt ships for Rio Tinto built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction at Subic Bay in the Philippines and a brace of similar ships for India's Tata Power ... squeeze the volume of charter contracts open to dry bulk shipowners. Newbuilding statistics from British shipbroking house Clarkson show 353 capesize dry bulk cargo ships totalling almost 70.8 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China winning the construction race

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu Amy Wu marvels at China's efficient, 24-hour work cycle that gives it brand new buildings in 15 days- and bragging rights next to America Standing tall The race to be No 1 has shifted from the economy to architecture. Last January, a Chinese a ...




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