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Four dead as cargo ship sinks off Dutch coast

The Baltic Ace, in an undated photo, sank shortly after the crash. Photo: AFP

Rescuers pulled at least four bodies from the icy waters of the North Sea but suspended a search for seven missing crew early on Thursday, saying their survival seemed unlikely after their ship sank following a collision in a busy shipping lane off the Dutch coast.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am


Since making his feature-film debut in 2000 with The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge, Canadian filmmaker Philippe Falardeau has travelled across Europe, Asia and America to appear at festival screenings of his films. All this travelling mirrors the theme which underlines his oeuvre: the search for one's place and identity in a foreign culture.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Stool for love

Behind British furniture brand Another Country lies a quest for a bedside table. 'I had this image in my head of a quintessentially archetypal stool, well-priced, really well-made, with provenance and a timeless character,' says the founder, London-based Paul de Zwart.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ingredients of food investment


Some of the Securities and Futures Commission-authorised mutual funds in Hong Kong worth looking into are Schroder AS Agriculture A Acc, Lyxor Agriculture Fund, Parvest World Agriculture (USD) C, Celsius Global Agriculture Delta A USD, Amundi Funds Global Agriculture AU C, DWS Global Agribusiness A2 and Robeco Agribusiness Equities D EUR.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Action plan

The recession has meant that it's become more difficult than ever to find financing for independent films. But the progressively minded Rotterdam International Film Festival has come up with Cinema Reloaded (, an innovative idea to encourage audiences to invest in films that they'd like to see.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The Editor's Note

he 17th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza wrote 'to understand is to be free'. And that brings us to the portrait of Winy Maas that is the cover image for this Design & Living edition of Style.

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


What's going on around the globe

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Asian directors shine - but Hollywood stars? No thank you


When is a film festival not a film festival? When it's a soccer tournament, that's when.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Marcel Wanders

Should I have heard of him? No, but his work represents a zany alternative to standard slick, synthetic modernist designs.

23 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Asian crisis drags down Rotterdam throughput

The port of Rotterdam has reported a 3.5 per cent decline in cargo throughput to 303.9 million tonnes for last year, due mainly to the Asian financial crisis.

'This decrease is less than the 3.7 per cent in the first half-year, but is a downturn compared with the top year of 1998 when 314.8 million tonnes were handled,' the port said.

3 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Jeddah to be hub for Mid-East services

New World Alliance members APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, and Mitsui OSK Lines plan to introduce a fast, weekly container service from Northern Europe to the Middle East.

The companies said the new service would serve a buoyant export trade in both general and refrigerated cargo from Europe to the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah, on the Red Sea.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Atlantic route expansion

China Ocean Shipping Co (Cosco), K-Line and Yang Ming Marine are set to expand trans-Atlantic trade from early October using another five vessels.

'To provide the widest port coverage and best transit times, vessels will be deployed on two individual loops, four vessels covering the North Atlantic and five vessels covering the South Atlantic and Gulf,' a K-Line spokesman said.

17 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Logistics centre for Rotterdam

German transport group Schenker International plans to invest an initial 20 million guilders (about HK$76 million) in a logistics centre in the Rotterdam port area, according to the port authority.

The centre will occupy 10,000 square metres and its offices will need another 2,000 sq m. The unit should be operational by June next year.

3 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Report says role will change, but will grow more important to Dutch economy

Rotterdam port will develop from an oil refinery port into a container port in the coming decades, a recent government report says.

Given a favourable economic outlook, container throughput is expected to almost quadruple by 2020, making containers by far the most voluminous goods flow.

1 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Flexibility urged for Rotterdam

A special Dutch state-appointed committee says Rotterdam needs a more flexible port authority with greater sector input, but has stopped short of proposing the privatisation of the Rotterdam Municipal Port Group.

Lloyd's List reported that the De Vries Committee was appointed by the Dutch Government to examine the future structure of the port authority.

6 Apr 1998 - 12:00am