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Transport Law

Cargo ship seized in US$1.2m dispute freed

Admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes yesterday freed a dry cargo ship that had been under arrest since Christmas Day in a dispute over a charter hire agreement involving more than US$1.2 million.

Saturday, 14 January, 2012, 12:00am

Air travellers face higher agents' fees

Hong Kong travellers face higher fees and new charges from travel agents as more airlines move to eliminate agent commissions, the Travel Industry Council has warned.

Service fees will vary but can be as high as 8 per cent of the ticket price, said Larry Lo Fai-wah, a director of the council which regulates the trade.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Arms dealer pleads guilty

A businessman yesterday pleaded guilty in District Court to two counts of arms dealing without a licence for shipping 2,493 stun guns via Hong Kong to Andorra. He Honglu, 42, who owns a trading firm, admitted he shipped the guns in July 2008 from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, then had FedEx ship them to the small country between Spain and France.

23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Not the ticket

Media consultant Wendy Chiang was checking the website of the Urbtix ticketing service a few months ago when she came across a listing titled 'Pop Concert'. It had all the basic details - time, date, venue and ticket price - except the most important piece of information: the name of the singer.

21 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Baltic Dry Index follows drop in forward rates

The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) retreated yesterday following a plunge in forward freight contract rates, as shipping companies concluded the rally in the bulk shipping market was unsustainable.

The forward rate of the benchmark for the third quarter dropped 37 per cent to US$38,000 per day yesterday from US$60,000 three days ago.

6 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Disqualified driver sent to jail after wild chase with police

A disqualified driver who led police on a wild chase along the Tolo Highway at speeds of up to 130km/h was jailed for two years yesterday.

So Po-fuk, 28, was also disqualified from driving for another three years.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Agents in bid to block new fee

More than 100 travel agencies have applied for a temporary injunction against a new charge levied by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Under the charge, from April 1 passengers booking air tickets through a travel agency have to pay a HK$250 fee if any change of travel schedule or voiding of plane tickets is not made on the day the tickets are booked.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Traditional air travel tickets on the way out

HK agents to switch fully to online issue by end of next year

Paper airline tickets will become a thing of the past by the end of next year when Hong Kong travel agents switch over fully to e-tickets.

Of the 4.8 million tickets issued last year, more than half were e-tickets. Up to 70 per cent of tickets issued so far this year were electronic.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Just the ticket?

Paper air tickets are going to be phased out by the end of next year when Hong Kong travel agents will issue only electronic e-tickets, which can be sent to you by e-mail. What do you think of this move? Share your views

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

New $30 fee on air travel

Outbound travellers will need to pay at least $30 more when they buy airline tickets from travel agencies next month. The Travel Industry Council said yesterday its members would charge the fee for collecting surcharges and taxes.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Scammers target illegal workers ahead of their forced departure

Like sharks feeding on schools of fish, con artists are preying on thousands of undocumented foreign workers who are trying to beat an amnesty to leave the country or face jail and a whipping.

28 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

E-ticketing plan set for takeoff on the mainland

An electronic ticketing scheme for air travel is set to be launched on the mainland in the next few months.

The scheme would be set up by the mainland branch of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), major airlines and Travelsky, the nation's largest computer reservations system provider.

12 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Mainland airline e-ticketing takes off

More than a year after it launched its electronic ticketing service, the mainland's largest airline, China Southern Airlines, says its Web site - www.cs-air.com - is processing more than US$362,000 of e-tickets a day.

2 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Mainland airline e-ticketing takes off

More than a year after it launched its electronic ticketing service, the mainland's largest airline, China Southern Airlines, says its Web site - www.cs-air.com - is processing more than US$362,000 of e-tickets a day.

2 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

West African firm sued over $6.5m in 'unpaid for' goods

A Hong Kong company claims it has not been paid since August 1998 for $6.5 million worth of goods supplied to a West African firm. Alleging that the consignee had no more than $52,000 in paid-up capital, the Hong Kong firm is suing for the millions plus interest.

30 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

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