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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: ship shape

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 10:41pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hong Kong's maritime industry has undergone sea changes in line with the city's ever-evolving economic landscape, writes Jason Wordie Ship shape As one of the world's major seaports, contemporary Hong Kong retains enduring connections with its maritime origins. The newly opened cruise-ship terminal on the old Kai Tak airport runway, designed to tap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1406764/then-now-ship-shape
  2. Domestic trade eases fall in container volume

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Beijing said the fall in container throughput volume at mainland ports would ease to 7 per cent for the full year, largely because of growing domestic trade. Container throughput at the mainland's major ports will drop to 120 million 20- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697608/domestic-trade-eases-fall-container-volume
  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US Navy’s Littoral combat ships ‘may lack speed and capabilities’, audit says

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:27pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US Navy ships 'may lack speed, capabilities' US Navy officers in the Pacific fleet say the service's Littoral combat ships may lack the speed, range and electronic warfare capabilities needed to operate in Asian waters, according to a congressional audit. "Several 7th Fleet officials told us they thought the LCS [Littoral combat ships ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474495/us-navys-littoral-combat-ships-may-lack-speed-and-capabilities-audit-says
  4. The intolerable hulk

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where young men armed with wrenches, hammers and blowtorches swarm like ants over the rusting skeletons of beached ships. Sultan, no doubt excited at the prospect of joining ... of US$4.2 million, a steel girder from the ship's precarious wreckage crashed down onto his head and killed him. The teenager's death in Chittagong was nothing unusual. Sultan was the 10th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680268/intolerable-hulk
  5. News - Hong Kong

    On the rocks: picture shows how close huge cargo ship came to collision at Pok Fu Lam

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 09:04pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam

    ... Samuel Chan and Johnny Tam Land ahoy With its prow resting on the rocks at Pok Fu Lam, this dramatic picture shows just how close a 193-metre container ship came to a potentially ... with joggers. Fire chiefs said it had suffered a mechanical malfunction while on its way to Shenzhen. Video shot by resident Kevin Sites showed the ship curving in a wide arc before heading straight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466481/video-193-metre-long-container-ship-runs-aground-pokfulam
  6. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on Friday. “And if the ice opens up and there’s additional movement that creates its own issues but both ships are constructed for the situation that they are in and the masters of both ships seem ... passengers were safely evacuated by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica, but then raised concern for a Chinese rescue vessel caught in heavy ice. Officials tasked with freeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1396624/relief-antarctic-rescue-turns-fear-chinese-ship
  7. Shipping company seeks opportunities in market weakness

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... years of high earnings,' Nyborg said. As a result they could be forced to sell their vessels at a discount while the ships are still under construction at shipyards. Or they could forfeit ... Keith Wallis Surging new ship deliveries and fewer cargoes are exerting downward pressure on freight rates, and with the dry bulk cargo market left in the doldrums as a result, now might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740178/shipping-company-seeks-opportunities-market-weakness
  8. News - China - SECURITY

    US Navy scraps plans to send ship to China fleet review after Japan snubbed

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:50am by Reuters, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Reuters in Honolulu and Laura Zhou Navy will not send ship to ceremony in Qingdao after snub to key ally Japan- a decision taken with Pentagon chief Hagel set to fly in for talks U.S. to skip China fleet review The United States has scrapped a plan for one of its navy ships to join a fleet review in China after key ally Japan was not invited, US officials said, days before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1465172/us-navy-scraps-plans-send-ship-china-fleet-review-after-japan-snubbed
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - LOGISTICS

    Chinese shipyards leave banks holding bag for late projects

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... subsidiaries of German ship owner First Class Ship Invest took China Construction Bank to court in London to enforce payment of more than US$10 million under a refund guarantee after Zhejiang Zhenghe ... in three ships ordered from Chinese builders was behind schedule last year, according to data from Clarksons Research, a British shipping-intelligence firm. Although that was an improvement from 36 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1467929/chinese-shipyards-leave-banks-holding-bag-late-projects
  10. Mainland shipyards get boost with order for mega carriers

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu, Russell Barling

    ... China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the country's No2 carrier, to build the biggest container vessels seen on the mainland. The US$372 million order, for four vessels designed to carry 8,530 20-foot equivalent units (teu) each, is an important deal for the mainland's emerging shipbuilding industry, where the previous record size for a box ship was 5,600 teu, about 35 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477512/mainland-shipyards-get-boost-order-mega-carriers

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