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  1. Container volumes up despite fears

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or size, which have a smaller impact on container volumes.' Separately, British waste-paper exporters said slowing demand from China coupled with higher freight prices had dampened the market and could hurt container volumes from Europe to Asia. Waste paper accounted for 21 per cent of containerised shipments to Asia, according to EU figures, while 34 per cent of the waste paper ...

  2. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Asian exports to fuel orders for big container ships

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... container shipping volumes in the next four years, shipping experts said yesterday. But while ocean carriers such as Orient Overseas Container Line are set to place orders for more mega box ... to about 2020, he said. This expansion would fuel growth in seaborne bulk and container cargoes, Biswas told about 90 participants at the TOC container supply chain Asia conference yesterday. He ...

  3. Nuclear threat from mountain of spent fuel

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... it as fuel. Xu said burial was the most short-sighted way to deal with spent nuclear fuel. It was a huge waste to dump nuclear fuels that contained more than 95 per cent uranium, aside from ... nuclear reactor, the task of processing spent fuel in the next decade will still be daunting. 'A huge amount of nuclear waste will come from newly built power plants, while previously ...

  4. News - China

    China Digest, September 17, 2012

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... was used to build treatment facilities for their waste, rooms to bathe the animals and drainage systems to keep pigsties dry. Farms with annual production exceeding 3,000 pigs each received 800,000 ... containers could be fined 50 yuan. The government said the draft may need tweaking. Wedding guests taken ill Health authorities in Tiantai county, Taizhou, are investigating a suspected case of food ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    China must act against pollution

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... brings wealth and this enhances China's status on the world stage. However, there is a downside, as this sector is causing serious pollution problems. Some plants discharge waste water and smoke from chimneys which contain toxic chemicals high in heavy metals, such as lead, chromium and cadmium. They permeate the soil, and plants either cannot grow or are contaminated. ...

  6. Mainland's crackdown on plastic bags will not help environment

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that a 'waste-not, want-not' attitude is fundamental to waste reduction at source. For items like containers and bottles, their reuse can be even more environmentally beneficial than recycling, as less ... that is as much into conspicuous consumption as anywhere else. Clearly, waste can be drastically reduced when people reuse things as far as possible. Unfortunately this is contradictory to the modern ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's new austerity is catching on

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Xi Jinping's down-to-earth style has gone down well with the public, especially his crackdown on the over-the-top working style of officials, with its pomp and ceremony, waste and extravagance and lavish banquets - part of the new leadership's drive against official corruption. Only a few days ago the party leader reinforced the message he has hammered since he took office ...

  8. Products found to contain melamine

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eight items containing milk powder - an instant soup and seven types of powdered coffee drinks Sep 22 Hong Kong media: Nestle condensed milk Sep 23 Hong Kong government: White Rabbit Creamy ...

  9. Firm halts exports to US, but denies sweets contain formaldehyde

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... suspended sales of the sweets. Testing by the SGS Group - one of the world's largest certification companies, based in Switzerland - showed the sweet did not contain the chemical commonly used ... shipment of 10 containers of sweets, Mr Weng said. Guang Sheng Yuan had exported to the Philippines for more than a decade, without complaints about quality, he said. The company was awaiting ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Wind of change

    Posted May 10th 2013, 02:49am by Philip Cunningham

    ... who rally around Prime Minister Abe. With so much American blood and treasure wasted in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US ability to control and influence events on the far side of the Pacific ... so hard to contain, leaving Taiwan and Japan as the only contenders. US-Japan relations blossomed and grew intertwined to the point where US president Richard Nixon gave word to Japanese ...




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