Hong Kong Maritime Museum has set sail on a voyage to develop partnerships with countries that share a rich sea-going history, starting with Chile. In a symbolic move seen as a transpacific handshake, the museum signed a co-operation agreement on Friday with the National Maritime Museum in the port city of Valparaiso.Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:18am
A local architecture firm has come up with an ingenious way to alleviate the growing shortage of burial space - by turning a ship into a floating columbarium.
Bread Studio has developed the concept, which it calls Floating Eternity, with space for 370,000 niches.4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am 2 comments
The death toll of a two ship collision in central China rose to 11 on Saturday, with one person still missing in the second deadly boating accident in a week, state press reported.6 Oct 2012 - 5:09pm
In a further sign that China's first aircraft carrier could become operational this year, the still unnamed vessel's hull number - 16 - has been revealed, suggesting that testing is basically complete after 10 sea trials, mainland media reported.26 Sep 2012 - 10:40am
China is making a big push to get an ice-breaker for Antarctic research built and steaming towards the South Pole within three years.
The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) signed a contract with a Finnish ship designer in Beijing on Tuesday for the vessel. It requires the blueprints to be ready in seven months and construction to be completed by 2014.15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm
Pacific Basin Shipping saw its share price plunge by more than 6 per cent yesterday, a day after the firm said it expected a first-half loss after taking a US$190 million impairment on its fleet of roll-on/roll-off vehicle ferries.20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Dalian Shipbuilding Industry has teamed up with Angang Steel and one of Asia's largest shipping companies to launch a 3 billion yuan (HK$3.69 billion) ship repair and recycling complex that will be the biggest such facility north of Shanghai.4 May 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong shipowners could be poised to invest heavily in new fuel-efficient ships at rock-bottom prices, despite ongoing concerns about overcapacity and uncertain cargo growth, according to industry insiders.23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Pacific Basin Shipping is putting a 'For Sale' sign on its non-core shipping operations to focus on profitable dry bulk and towage businesses, senior executives said yesterday.20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Inside the ship
Not functional. Added for aesthetics but also provided ventilation
White Star Line pennant
Flown from 8am to sunset
Titanic's size meant it required very powerful machinery to push it along
Smoke uptakes14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
With Hong Kong's air quality so bad and the ships using our port significant emitter of a key pollutant, sulphur dioxide, our government should be leading the push for clean fuel. Hong Kong is late to the party, though lawmakers have recently approved a rebate to shipping companies operating vessels that are already voluntarily burning low-sulphur fuel.10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Sinotrans Shipping is eyeing the acquisition of more dry-cargo and container ships and could expand by chartering tonnage, senior executives from the firm confirmed yesterday.
Li Hua, executive director and deputy general manager, said the firm's target of building a fleet of five to seven million deadweight tonnes (dwt) over at least the next five years had not changed.14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Shipyard overcapacity in China and South Korea, changing trade patterns, higher energy prices and tougher environmental controls are the key challenges facing shipowners, a leading analyst said yesterday.17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong shipowner KC Maritime has strengthened its focus on the dry cargo market after taking delivery of the first of five large Panamax bulk carriers under an order worth about US$200 million placed with a South Korean shipyard.4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
A Hong Kong-managed ship was captured by Somali pirates for the first time - attacked at anchor off a port in Oman in a dawn raid yesterday that could signal bold new tactics by bandits plaguing the Indian Ocean.21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am