A fleet of container ships so large that ports require radical surgery to accommodate them are on their way. The new Triple-E ships, which will come into service this summer, are 400 metres long, wider than a motorway and taller than a 20-storey office block.Friday, 8 March, 2013, 3:38am
After years of shunning a career at sea, youngsters are showing increasing interest in sailing the world's oceans working on board massive cargo ships and tankers.6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am
Cosco Shipping (Coscol) is seeking to expand a pool of specialist semi-submersible vessels by adding ships from mainland Chinese or foreign shipping companies, a senior executive said.20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am
Iranian owners of four dry cargo ships are taking steps to deregister the vessels in Hong Kong just days after the Marine Department sent a letter to owners of 19 Iranian ships asking them to register their vessels elsewhere.17 Nov 2012 - 4:13am
Pacific Basin Shipping is facing a harsh year at its core dry-cargo division, with average charter rates lower this year than last as a glut of new tonnage outpaces growth in cargo demand.
Chief operating officer Jan Rindbo said: 'We expect dry bulk rates to be weaker in 2012. It will be a tough year for our dry bulk business.'15 Aug 2012 - 10:51pm
Wah Kwong Maritime Transport, Hong Kong's largest independent tanker owner, has taken delivery of its latest ship, a massive US$140 million supertanker capable of carrying two million barrels of oil.14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Singapore's Labroy Marine has spent S$8.2 million (about HK36.3 million) of the proceeds from a warrant issue to buy a general cargo vessel, building its fleet to five general cargo vessels.15 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
The Italian state-controlled shipbuilder Fincantieri says four refrigerated general cargo carriers, each with a capacity of 600,000 cubic feet, are in the final design stage at its Ancona shipyard.
The ships, worth 300 billion lire (about HK$1.4 billion), will be delivered to Italy's Orsero Group in 1999.13 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
THE number of approved newbuildings at Japanese shipyards last month was down substantially from June to 15 ships.
In terms of tonnage, the weight was 380,000 gross tonnes (gt), down 46.7 per cent, according to the Ministry of Transport (MOT).30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am
ONE mainland seaman was slightly hurt when a cargo vessel capsized off Stonecutters Island. Crewmen from the Guangzhou-registered Yu Hong were using a crane to move a container on to a Cyprus-registered vessel, Trade Hope, when their vessel capsized. The man and nine other seamen from Guangdong and Shandong provinces climbed on to the 113-metre Trade Hope as the Yu Hong went down.25 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
ONE mainland seaman was slightly hurt when a cargo vessel capsized off Stonecutters Island. Crewmen from the Guangzhou-registered Yu Hong were using a crane to move a container on to the Cyprus-registered vessel Trade Hope when their vessel capsized. The man and nine other seamen climbed on to the Trade Hope as their boat went down.25 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
THE International Maritime Bureau has warned the Hong Kong shipping community about a marked increase in pirate attacks on cargo vessels in Indonesian waters.
Ten attacks took place between October 21 and December 6, seven of these occurring in the busy and narrow shipping lanes of the Gaspair Strait.14 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
BAHRAIN repair yard ASRY has expanded its facilities to handle bulk carriers and general cargo vessels, over 1,600 of which trade to the Gulf every year.
Another 1,000 product carriers, gas carriers, roll-on roll-off vessels, vehicle carriers and livestock carriers that also trade to the area can now use ASRY's two floating docks.12 Jan 1994 - 12:00am
A HIGH-LEVEL joint trade delegation from the United States and Canada will visit Hongkong in early May as part of a Pacific Rim mission to promote the St Lawrence Seaway System as a major shipping route for the global flow of goods.
It would be the first such mission to the Far East which accounted for one million tonnes of cargo shipped annually through the Seaway.26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am
SHIP owners who have been battered by low freight rates are digging deep into reserves to make ends meet, says Hongkong Shipowners Association director Michael Farlie.
He said it was no joy for them that the ocean-going fleet owned or managed by association members, had reached a record of more than 71 million deadweight tonnes (dwt).1 Mar 1993 - 12:00am