Ship Breaking

The intolerable hulk

In the searing heat of a July morning last year, 13-year-old Sultan Nasiruddin Molla set off for his first day of work along the seemingly endless stretches of muddy coastline in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where young men armed with wrenches, hammers and blowtorches swarm

Friday, 15 May, 2009, 12:00am

City may give name to shipping convention

Hong Kong might lend its name to a new shipping convention that would govern the safe operation of ships and their eventual dismantling, Hong Kong Shipowners Association managing director Arthur Bowring said.

1 May 2009 - 12:00am

Keppel holds Chokhani stake

Keppel Corp Holding, Singapore, will not sell its 20 per cent stake in Chokhani International, the Chennai-based ship repair and shipbreaking company.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Mainland takes lead in global scrap industry

AFTER investing nearly 240 million yuan (about HK$214 million), China leads the world in the business of dismantling ships, controlling half of the market.

And the industry sees plenty of room for growth, according to Xinhua (the New China News Agency).

15 Jun 1994 - 12:00am