Hong Kong: Hapag-Lloyd, Orient Overseas Container Line and P&O Nedlloyd have announced the start of a new, fast and dedicated intra-Asia link called the JTV (Japan-Thailand-Vietnam) service.

Tuesday, 11 March, 2003, 12:00am

Mergers may be only viable option for industry as 'all indicators continue to point downwards'

A key monthly shipping report projects further consolidation of companies operating on the container-trade routes if the lines receive no respite from plummeting freight rates, over-capacity and shrinking revenues.

14 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Kwai Chung naming ceremony for P&O giant honours 16th century Dutch navigator

Total commitment to every shipment, says the P&O Nedlloyd slogan. The commitment went as far as Captain Frank Schippers having to cut short one of the proudest moments of his life to get his ship to sea yesterday.

8 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Return to profits for P&O

P&O Nedlloyd has reported an operating profit of US$16 million for the third quarter of this year, compared with a loss of $18 million for the second quarter.

After interest and other items, the company had a break even result compared with a profit of $7 million for the third quarter last year.

29 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Moves under way to develop Shenzhen as centre

The Communist Party and the Shenzhen Municipal Gvernment have proposed a development plan to build Shenzhen into a shipping and logistics hub,. Shenzhen vice-mayor Guo Rongjun says.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the opening of the Shenzhen branch of P&O Nedlloyd (China) last week, Mr. Guo said a series of policy decisions to develop the shipping industry had been made.

1 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Shippers press for 30pc drop in charges

The Hong Kong Shippers' Council will hold a meeting today with members of the Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA) to ask for a reduction in the controversial terminal handling charges.

Since May 1 last year, carriers have imposed a charge of US$2,855 per 40-foot container on traffic from Hong Kong to the United States.

1 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Alliance set for new service

The Grand Alliance has announced details of its new China Korea Express (CKX) service that will enhance its trans-Pacific network and offer improved coverage in the mainland and South Korea.

28 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Boost for New Zealand routes

P&O Nedlloyd has introduced an enhanced weekly, fixed-day service between New Zealand and Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East Gulf.

Five vessels will provide the service at the key export ports of Auckland, Lyttelton, Napier and Tauranga, with fortnightly calls to be made at New Plymouth.

16 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Grand Alliance to launch fleet of mega-carriers

The Grand Alliance is to boost its services, with member lines due to put 18 new Post-Panamax vessels into service by the end of next year.

19 May 1999 - 12:00am

Repositioning worries ease

P&O Nedlloyd says a first-quarter rise of 14.94 per cent in the number of containers it handled between Europe and Asia has largely relieved its box-repositioning problem.

It said it handled 238,500 20 ft equivalent units (teus) on the east-bound run, compared with 207,500 teus in the year-previous quarter.

17 May 1999 - 12:00am

OOCL among lines set for court fight over rule 'breaches'

Container shipping lines in the Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement (Taca), including Orient Overseas Container Line (UK) (OOCL), have lodged an appeal against record fines imposed on them by the European Commission for breaches of competition rules.

11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Fees lowered in drive to attract operators

The Government has reduced shipping-register fees and simplified ship-surveying procedures to help shipowners remain competitive, acting Chief Executive Anson Chan Fang On-sang said yesterday.

It would also help owners to lower their overseas tax liabilities through reciprocal arrangements with other jurisdictions, she said.

18 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Shipping in port

ARRIVING TODAY ACX Dahlia (NYK), from Singapore, 2pm, MTL APL Korea (APL), from Yokohama, 7pm, HIT APL Turquoise (APL), from Kaohsiung, 6am, HIT Asian Ambitious (Shinwa), from Osaka, 8pm, HIT Asian Explorer (Wallem), from Ulsan, 4pm, A.Buoy Bunga Melati Dua (Mak Shui Cho & Son), from Indonesia, 10am, HIT Cape Barren (Ben Line), from Kaohsiung, 6am, A.Buoy Celje (Bravo), from Singapore, 6am,

28 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

P&O Nedlloyd

P&O Nedlloyd is to replace 330 British and New Zealand seamen with 'cheaper' Filipino workers, blaming tough market conditions for the move.

The decision brought immediate condemnation from British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott who described it as a blow to British shipping, and especially to loyal seafarers who worked in the industry.

24 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Crane-moves record for PSA

PSA Corporation registered a record 144 crane moves per hour during P&O Nedlloyd Southampton's maiden call at Tanjong Pagar Terminal in Singapore.

PSA's team turned the vessel around three hours ahead of scheduled sailing time while handling a total of 2,416 containers. The vessel stayed in port for only 16.8 hours.

29 Jun 1998 - 12:00am