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Orient Overseas signs 40-year Long Beach lease

Orient Overseas Container Line has signed a deal with the Port of Long Beach to lease the Californian port's Middle Harbour container terminal for 40 years in what is the biggest port agreement in United States history.

Friday, 6 April, 2012, 12:00am

PSA gets role in Dalian Port expansion

Singapore operator expected to secure 50pc stake in third phase of mainland terminal's 4b yuan expansion project

Dalian Port (PDA), the eighth-largest port operator on the mainland, will probably sell as much as 50 per cent of the third phase of its expansion project to Singapore's PSA International, according to industry sources.

18 May 2006 - 12:00am

Three sites up for sale may lift port productivity

The government is to put up for tender three plots of land in the Kwai Chung-Tsing Yi basin in a move container terminal operators say could raise productivity at Hong Kong port.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Yangshan port stakes in dispute Shanghai's Yangshan port shareholding in dispute

Final shareholding deal faces delay as partners question equity split

Hutchison Port Holdings and APM Terminals will be the first foreign firms awarded a role in Shanghai's US$12 billion Yangshan deepwater port project, but disclosure of their official equity stakes may be delayed because the initial share-holding structure has run into strong opposition.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Operators eye instant payoff as vessels call at Yangshan

When Shanghai told the world's biggest shipping lines last month they would be transferring their Asia-Europe services in November to its new 18 billion yuan deepwater facility at Yangshan, the spotlight intensified on east China's newest port.

5 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

PSA plans US$200m stake in Tianjin port

Singapore's PSA International Corp has increased its foray into the mainland container market, agreeing in principle to take a stake in a 5.3 billion yuan expansion at the northern port of Tianjin.

25 May 2005 - 12:00am

Shenzhen ranked fourth

Shenzhen port has moved up two spots to become the world's fourth-busiest facility this year, after its year-to-date container throughput jumped a comparative 40 per cent to 9.66 million boxes.

9 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

HK retains top box-moving spot while Shanghai overtakes Rotterdam

The world's five busiest container ports were all in Asia last year, with Shanghai living up to expectations and bumping Rotterdam out of the elite group, according to industry sources.

The mainland's premier box port moved 6.33 million teu (20 ft equivalent units) across its docks last year, up 13 per cent on 2000 volumes.

16 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Partners enhance services to Europe

Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine Transport will boost their new joint Asia-Europe services from November.

The service, which will see vessel changes, will continue to offer twice-weekly services on its Japan-Asia-Europe and Taiwan-Asia-Europe routes.

14 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Dalian expands box capacity

Dalian port's phase-one project at Da Yaowan Container Terminal is complete, giving the port 1.1 million teu (20 ft equivalent units) capacity and the capability to handle fifth-generation container vessels.

The project, which was funded by Dalian Port Affairs Bureau and Singapore partners, cost four billion yuan (about HK$3.72 billion).

11 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Study says container terminal industry set for huge expansion

Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and P&O Ports are leading the race to build up a global network of strategically located container terminals, a study by London-based Drewry Shipping Consultants says.

17 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Asia forecast to dominate future container trade

A new report says container port development in China and East Asia is set to grow dramatically in the next 12 years, reaching nearly 57 per cent of the world's container port market.

The report, by British-based Ocean Shipping Consultants, said the East Asian container port market would rise from 44 per cent of the world market last year to 47.5 per cent by 2000.

21 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Firms near Rotterdam accord

Danish shipping line Maersk and Dutch-owned European Combined Terminals (ECT) are nearing agreement over joint operation of a container terminal in Rotterdam, the Rotterdam port authority says.

11 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Maersk giant set for Asia

THE Regina Maersk, the world's largest container ship - with a capacity equal to a 36.6-kilometre line of trucks - will inaugurate scheduled shipping service between Rotterdam and Asia on June 1.

At 318.2 metres long, the 6,000 teu vessel is taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It is 42.8 metres wide and has a draught of 14 metres.

4 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Global Alliance

THE Global Alliance, which includes Orient Overseas Container Line, has selected Yantian as the south China port of call for its trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe weekly services. The trans-Pacific service will start on January 7 and the Europe service on January 16.

7 Dec 1995 - 12:00am