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SAR fills need for experts in logistics

Hong Kong needs to fulfil various criteria to be a successful logistics hub, according to the Director of Government Supplies Nigel Shipman.

Monday, 31 January, 2000, 12:00am

SAR fills need for experts in logistics

Hong Kong needs to fulfil various criteria to be a successful logistics hub, according to the Director of Government Supplies Nigel Shipman.

He said one of the needs that was being met was providing qualified professionals to meet the demands of the industry.

31 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

No entry for vessels not Y2K ready

The Marine Department has warned ships will be turned away from Hong Kong unless they comply with international Y2K guidelines.

Marine director Tsui Shung-yiu said shipowners, masters, agents and operators were responsible for checking all essential equipment to make sure they were Y2K compliant.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Throughput declines 3pc

Hong Kong port has recorded a 3 per cent decline in cargo throughput to 43.5 million tonnes in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last year.

Both inbound cargo and outbound cargo fell 3 per cent to 27.8 million tonnes and 15.7 million tonnes respectively.

22 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Initial work at Le Havre worth US$500m

Le Havre is to build a new port with an investment of US$500 million in the first phase.

The port, to be built at the mouth of the Seine, will have five container terminals.

'Work on the breakwater is expected to start in the middle of this year after authorisation is obtained,' Florence Aubergier, Le Havre's Asia business co-ordinator, said.

1 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Bulker orders still declining

Bulk-carrier fleet developments are critically important this year as the trend indicates a steady decline in orders, a Simpson Spence & Young's (SSY) report says.

7 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

CSA's Tokyo office to forge closer ties

The China Shipowners' Association (CSA) has established a Tokyo office to help exchanges with its Japanese counterpart, the Japan Shipowners' Association.

CSA vice-president Gao Weijie said the Japan office would support the activities of a committee formed by the CSA last year dedicated to formalising ties between the two groups.

11 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Geis-Group poised to buy Maeder Asia unit

The Geis-Group Germany, a forwarding and logistics provider, is to take over the Asian operations of Jacky Maeder on July 1.

The deal includes acquiring Jacky Maeder's 21 offices in Japan, South Korea, the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. The company has not revealed the deal price, or whether it will retain the 370 staff at these offices.

3 May 1999 - 12:00am

Norasia in new Pacific service

Norasia will launch weekly sailings from Asia-Pacific to the West Coast of North America from May 15.

The carrier will use six vessels with service speeds of 25 knots. A Lloyd's List report said five of the 1,388-teu (20 ft equivalent unit) vessels now were in service on the Atlantic, while a sixth would be delivered from the mainland.

23 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

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