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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Philippines to protest to Beijing over shipping activity in South China Sea

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippines to protest at China shipping activity The Philippines said yesterday it would protest to China about what it called Beijing's increasing ... which was the nearest Chinese territory. A day earlier, Aquino expressed concern at the presence of Chinese government ships in the disputed waters, questioning how far China intended to push ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Shipping out: the Panama Canal at 100

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Mark Footer

    ... One hundred years after the Panama Canal opened for business, reminders of life when the great waterway was US territory abound. Pictures by Matias Costa. Shipping out Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, a 77.1km waterway across Central America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and a key conduit for international trade. France began ...

  3. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    US$1.1b tanker joint venture to boost China's energy shipping capacity

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by JING YANG

    ... for the world's top crude consumer to eventually become self-reliant in importing oil through ocean transport. Shanghai-listed and Hong Kong-based China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) said in a stock ... CSC, with its main energy shipping subsidiary Nanjing Tanker, is ranked as the world's ninth-largest VLCC operator by live fleet size, according to Clarksons Research Service. CMES ...

  4. Business - China Business - SHIPBUILDING

    US$1.1b tanker joint venture to boost China’s energy shipping capacity

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:59pm by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com Two Chinese state-owned tanker giants are setting up a joint venture in a US$1.1 billion deal that could boost the energy shipping capacity of the world’s top crude-importing country. Shanghai-listed, Hong Kong-based China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) said in a stock exchange filing it is partnering with Sinotrans & CSC, China’s third-largest shipping ...

  5. News - China - MILITARY

    Can we train together? PLA officer uses US ships' port visit to boost ties

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:34am by Minnie Chan

    ... they can improve understanding between the countries' navies. The idea was raised when the US 7th Fleet's command ship USS Blue Ridge visited the port of Qingdao in Shandong province, ... ships and receive [shared] training?" Vice Admiral Robert Thomas said both navies could work together closely in future on operations and exercises, on exchanging information ...

  6. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Chinese ships advance in waters near Diaoyus defying Japan’s white paper warning

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 02:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan notes peculiar timing of the ships' approach, coming after Tokyo published defence paper and during naval drills Chinese coastguard ships sailed ... the Japanese coastguard said. The ships entered the area around 10am local time and left about two hours later, it said. Japan and China's coastguard, despite current tensions, are taking part ...

  7. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Sinotrans Shipping net profit up, but glut weighs

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 08:27pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Sinotrans net up sixfold but glut clouds outlook Dry bulk company Sinotrans Shipping said first-half net profit expanded sixfold to US$10 million as revenue jumped 20 per cent to US$112.7 million. It also said in a statement yesterday a glut of ships meant overall recovery in the industry would be slow this year and next. Although moderate ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Shipping rates fall as China hydropower hits coal imports

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by Bloomberg

    ... to transport it have plunged to about record lows, roiling the shipping market. Daily earnings for Panamaxes, vessels that are about 750 feet long and get most of their spot cargoes from hauling coal, ... the price has fallen, therefore there's less incentive to import," said Georgi Slavov, head of raw materials research at Marex Spectron Group, an energy and shipping derivatives brokerage ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    China charters ship to evacuate its nationals from strife-torn Libya

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:59am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Athens China hires ship for Libya evacuation A merchant vessel has been chartered by the Chinese government to evacuate "hundreds" of its citizens from Libya, a Greek government official said yesterday. Meanwhile, Xinhua reported that more than 100 Chinese nationals were headed to Tunisia by land, while 78 nationals had been taken to Greece. According ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Antique vase snatched in raid on shipping magnate's home

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Burglars raid home of shipping magnate Marden Shipping magnate Antony Marden became the latest victim in a string of high-profile break-ins when his daughter woke to find a burglar in her room yesterday. An antique vase worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and US$300 and HK$500 in cash were taken in the raid at the luxury three-storey house ...




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