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Transshipment

China urged to allow transshipment of outbound cargo by foreign carriers

Key mainland ports such as Shanghai could boost container volumes and revenues if they are allowed to let foreign carriers transship international cargo at Chinese hub ports, according to a senior maritime executive.

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 4:53am

Accept the inevitable: HK's days of bustling port traffic are over

[Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators] Association Alan Lee said a shipping minister was needed to tackle long-standing issues that threatened the port's competitiveness in relation to others in the south.

SCMP, July 17

20 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Ports ponder growth plans amid decline in shipments

To build or not to build is a question on the minds of some port executives and even officials in southern China.

Trade growth in Shenzhen was 9 per cent in the first half, down from an average 21 per cent last year as the city felt the impact of tougher labour laws and tax policies, as well as the United States economic downturn.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

SIPG seeks easing of transshipment rules

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), the mainland's largest port operator, is urging Beijing to open the domestic shipping market to international lines in a bid to promote Shanghai's port as northeast Asia's transshipment hub.

'International lines should be allowed to operate between two domestic ports,' Chen Xuyuan, president of SIPG, said last week.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Container trade booms as firms dodge China quotas

The port's main terminals in Kwai Chung handled their highest number of containers in more than three years last month as cargo owners increasingly used Hong Kong as a relay point for shipments to western consumer markets.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Force bolstered to fight transshipment crime

The Government is cracking down on transshipment crime by expanding a task force set up last year to tackle traders who sell garments manufactured on the mainland but labelled 'Made in Hong Kong'.

The Trade Controls Branch of the Customs and Excise Department has increased the number of officers engaged in textile-related enforcement by 20 per cent, from 300 to 360.

13 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Smugglers' bid to beat carbon dioxide test

The smugglers who put 12 stowaways on board a Hong Kong container bound for the US used plastic sheets inside the doors to thwart hi-tech carbon dioxide detectors, officers said yesterday.

12 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Opportunities emerge in Med market change

Mediterranean ports, which had container throughput of more than 19 million teu (20 ft equivalent units) last year, are forecast to exceed 53 million teu by 2015.

A report by British-based Drewry Consultants estimated that public terminals handled 14.7 million teu last year while privately managed terminals handled 15.3 million teu.

31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Joint inspections eye textile plants

Hong Kong and United States officials will join forces next month to inspect local textile factories as part of their continuing effort to crack down on illegal shipments of goods between the two sides.

It will be the sixth such exercise since 1996, involving factories that have given prior consent to the visits.

10 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

ECT to build inland terminal at Duisburg

Europe Combined Terminals (ECT) is expanding its service package to customers with investment in a container terminal.

ECT said it planned to build and operate a container terminal at Duisburg in Germany, the biggest inland port in Europe.

19 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Survey forecasts strong growth in short-sea trade

Asia's short-sea, intra-regional traffic will continue to expand dramatically over the next five to 10 years.

Asia has been the fastest-growing area for short-sea traffic since 1985, according to a recent study by London Drewry Shipping Consultants.

17 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Major projects for Manila Bay

Philippine officials are planning 11 major port projects in Manila Bay as part of an overall scheme to transform the area into an international gateway, officials say. Carlos Agustin, Philippine Ports Authority general manager, said the new ports were expected to unclog the flow of goods in two existing harbours in Manila as well as serve as major transshipment points.

30 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Cargo throughput up at key Dutch wharves

Cargo throughput at Amsterdam and Rotterdam was up in the first quarter of this year in contrast to other Western ports, despite the economic downturn in Europe.

Rotterdam, Europe's busiest port, reported a rise of 0.2 per cent cargo growth between January and March. Its container throughput rose by 1.3 per cent compared with the previous corresponding period.

21 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Throughput to play key role

Container transshipment will continue to play an important role in Rotterdam's Waalhaven and Eemhaven areas, a spokesman says.

He said this was reflected by investments made in terminals in Eemhaven by Bell and Deka and deep-sea activities in Waalhaven by Hanno and Uniport.

1 May 1996 - 12:00am

Taiwan port seen as main threat to HK

Taiwan's Kaohsiung port is Hong Kong's strongest rival for its transshipment business, Port Development Board secretary Tony Clark says.

Mr Clark said the rapidly growing port was well-placed to take Hong Kong's transshipment cargo originating in eastern and northern China.

29 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

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