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Intermodal Container

Shipowner could be liable for pellet spill

The owner of the ship that spilled plastic pellets that washed up on Hong Kong beaches could be held liable, the government said yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Ministry holding up freight lines

The mainland's ports need more rail connections for containers to relieve traffic congestion and pollution, but a major obstacle to expanding rail container services is the powerful Ministry of Railways, officials say.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Growing Asia shipping boosts OOCL revenue

Soaring freight rates and buoyant trade helped Orient Overseas Container Line post double-digit growth in revenue and container volumes in the first three months of this year.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Shippers warn of bottleneck and US regulatory threat

Mainland and Asian exporters could face equipment shortages this year similar to those that disrupted cargo shipments and affected imports into Europe and the United States in the early part of last year.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Worker tries to 'rescue' containers

A worker plunged into the sea and tried to recover two empty containers that fell into the water off Kwai Chung No5 container terminal, at noon yesterday. He retrieved one but the other sank. Marine police and fire service vessels arrived at the scene, but the worker swam back to shore unhurt. Workers later used machinery to recover the second container.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Singamas container output rebounds

Singamas Container Holdings, the world's second-largest container maker, has seen box manufacturing rebound to almost 2007 levels following the recent recovery in global trade volumes.

The Hong Kong-listed company said its 12 mainland factories were producing about 65,000 20-foot equivalent units (teu) a month.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Call for ban on disposable lunch boxes

A survey by activist group Greeners Action has found more than a third of local primary schools still serve lunches in disposable containers, resulting in about 130,000 containers dumped every school day. The survey polled 212 schools over the past two months.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

First-half boom spurs CSCL to mull A shares

China Shipping Container Lines, the world's sixth-largest container shipping company, plans to issue A shares this year to fund its expansion.

CSCL revealed its plan yesterday after reporting a 14-fold surge in first-half earnings, thanks to a rebound in freight rates for the Asia-Europe trade lane and stringent cost controls.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Orient Overseas posts fall in operating profit as costs rise

Gain from sale of North American ports boosts earnings

Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a shipping company controlled by the family of former chief executive Tung Chee-wah, reported a 2.7 per cent fall in first-half operating profit to US$298.4 million as rising demand for its routes from Asia failed to offset higher costs and falling rates.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

2 burned as blaze leaps from container

Unsuspecting workers engulfed by flames when one opens door

Two cargo terminal workers were seriously burned yesterday when fire burst out of a shipping container of rubber waste.

The blaze exploded from the 12-metre-long container when one of the workers opened its door at about 1pm.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Out of the box

Multi-tasking is the selling point of these Luxus illuminated containers (pictured; $2,800). The German-made, 50-cubic-centimetre plastic tubs provide subtle lighting in the home and can be used as plant pots or drinks coolers for parties. They can be turned into portable seating (fitted cushions

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

Lines slowly get back on course after the chaos of US port lock-out

Shipping lines are slowly coming to grips with equipment shortages caused by the recent United States port lock-out, but scheduling problems remain and the spectre of a new closure looms on the horizon.

Carriers for the past month have been absorbing the costs of urgently repositioning empty containers and excess capacity to service a flood of Asian exports to US consumers.

22 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

$2m computer goods stolen

Computer goods worth more than $2 million were stolen from a delivery company in Yuen Long. Police were called to the firm's Castle Peak Road premises at 9am when a member of staff found two of the containers had been prised open and the goods had disappeared.

12 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Underwear haul seized

About $4.7 million worth of ladies' underwear and parkas bearing suspected false labels were found in three containers at Kwai Chung cargo terminal aboard a mainland vessel from Xiamen.

23 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Fake goods seized

Customs officers seized $2.5 million worth of counterfeit goods in containers at Kwai Chung cargo examination compound. The goods, including handbags and underwear, were from the mainland and intended for export to Manila.

25 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

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