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Smooth sailing for Tung amid testing times

'But we must bear in mind that, first, in neighbouring areas the logistics industry is developing very fast and competition is ever intensifying and, second, our operating costs are too high.

Tuesday, 13 January, 2004, 12:00am

A new containment policy against al-Qaeda

The Queen Mary 2 - the largest, most expensive luxury cruise liner ever built - will be officially named by Britain's Queen Elizabeth on January 8 before it sets off, four days later, on its maiden voyage from Britain to Florida.

2 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Coalition fights Iata immunity bid

A powerful lobby of 40 US groups is opposing a move that will allow the top airline body to raise cargo prices

A powerful coalition of shippers and one of America's top legal bodies have opposed a request for exemption from antitrust laws by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) as it seeks to unilaterally change the pricing formula for low-density cargo.

10 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

At the risk of offending again, applause for a reluctant step forward

It is a testament to the volatility of the terminal handling charge (THC) debate that the views stated in Below Deck two weeks ago have put more than a few high-profile executives off-side.

Such is the distrust surrounding every twist and turn in the container shipping industry's THC saga that even praise is viewed with suspicion.

25 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

US may revise air-freight proposal

The United States Customs Service appears ready to revise proposals for securing the movement of air cargo linked to the American marketplace in line with recent anti-terrorism initiatives.

21 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

US Customs' plan under fire

Hong Kong's trade transport community is lobbying the government to help them negotiate changes to proposed United States Customs regulations aimed at securing the air cargo supply chain against terrorism.

28 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Shippers hit with higher fuel-cost surcharges

Cargo airlines are slapping an additional 40 HK cents a kilogram fuel surcharge on long-haul air freight with the likelihood of another increase next month because the price of jet fuel has rocketed in the past several months.

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Cargo security measures set to stay despite Senate committee changes

A personnel reshuffle on the Senate aviation sub-committee in the United States is unlikely to change its air-cargo security initiative, experts said yesterday.

17 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Shippers seek SAR provider of AMS service

Shippers want the United States Customs Service to give a Hong Kong service provider permission to offer its Automated Manifest Service (AMS) to speed up the local trouble-shooting process before the February deadline.

20 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Airport cargo record tumbles

Chek Lap Kok handled record air-cargo throughput last month, according to the Airport Authority. Volume hit the 218,000-tonne level. By comparison, the second-highest month on record was November 2000, when cargo throughput reached 215,000 tonnes. The authority attributed the record volumes to continued strong consumer demand in the United States for mainland-made products.

11 Oct 2002 - 12:00am