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Seemed like a century as jockey completes nine-year wait for ton

After Jacky Tong Chi-kit rode his long-awaited 100th career winner yesterday one wag quipped 'that was the slowest century since Geoffrey Boycott opened the batting for England.' Tong rode his first winner for the late Ivan Allan in February 2003 and his progress towards

Monday, 2 July, 2012, 12:00am

Shanghai yard wins huge order from U-Ming

Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, one of the largest shipyards on the mainland, has won a contract that may be worth up to US$500 million.

The huge order, for up to 10 dry cargo iron ore and coal carriers, was placed yesterday by the Singapore subsidiary of Taiwan's U-Ming Marine Transport.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Supply glut is a bigger risk than carriers

Worries among mainland shipowners that a raft of giant iron ore carriers entering service over the next three years would hurt the dry bulk shipping market are not as great as the threat of overcapacity, shipowners said.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Size's Always Something ticks all the right boxes

A freshen up, a drop in trip and at last the inside draw he has been screaming out for should combine to put the John Size-trained Always Something back in the winner's photo for the France Galop Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley tonight.

12 May 2010 - 12:00am

Rising freight rates boost bulk shipping firms

Shares of bulk shipping companies jumped yesterday on the recent increase in bulk vessel freight rates, which have risen on hopes that iron ore demand from the mainland would continue to shore up the bulk shipping market.

But analysts said the gains in freight rates were not sustainable.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Incentives boost HK register

The Hong Kong Shipping Register increased 27.38 per cent to 7.92 million gross registered tonnes (grt), with 504 vessels, between January 1 and December 8, compared with the year-ago period.

The increase indicates the Government's push to enhance the SAR's reputation as a premier shipping hub is beginning to pay off.

17 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

HK register passes milestone

The Hong Kong shipping register has reached the seven million gross registered tonnage mark, due to renewed efforts by the Government to promote it.

A Marine Department spokesman said Cosco had registered 11 bulkers since April, or more than 300,000 gross registered tonnes, including a 31,643 tonne bulker yesterday.

11 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

BHP and Daiichi order bulker

BHP Transport and Daiichi Chuo Kisen have ordered jointly a 185,000 deadweight tonne bulk carrier from Samsung in South Korea. Each company will hold a 50 per cent stake in the new vessel, which is intended for the transport of iron ore and coal. It is scheduled for delivery in early 2000.

3 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Daewoo wins US$210m order

Daewoo Heavy Industries has won a US$210 million order from World Wide Shipping for two 300,000 tonne very large crude carriers and a 170,000-tonne bulk carrier. The tankers, each measuring 332 metres in length, 58 metres wide and 31 metres in depth, will have a navigation speed of 15.3 knots. The bulk carrier will be 289 metres in length, 45 metres wide and 24 metres in depth.

24 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Flag-of-convenience clamp hits ships in four countries

Ships in four countries were subjected to boycotts and delays on the second day of a week-long European campaign against flags of convenience, the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) says.

Transport unions held up ships in Portugal, Norway, Croatia and Sweden, the ITF said.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am