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
[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 1720 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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'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