Asia

Seoul: Singapore-listed STX Pan Ocean has commissioned STX (Dalian) Shipbuilding Co to build four new PCTCs, each with a capacity to carry approximately 6,700 units of vehicles, at mid-US$70 million…
Shanghai: Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has established a new after sales and service headquarters in Shanghai. The new service base will provide annual and five yearly SOLAS inspections and…
Seoul: Business forecasts for 2007 released by some of Korea's major yard groups reveal that they expect to see order volumes stay at around the same record levels as last…
Tokyo: "K" Line is moving aggressively into a new sector by tying up with a major German heavy lift firm. The new joint venture by German-based SAL Group (SAL), headed…
Kuala Lumpur: Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, The director of Customs Department of Malaysia (KDRM), told local news agencies that the country is carrying out studies at the Malaysian ports of Johor,…
Beijing: Hutchison Ports Holdings is rumoured to be eyeing another southern Chinese port investment. The weekly China Business newspaper reported HPH, the world's largest container terminal operator, is eyeing Fangcheng…
Mumbai: Facing acute shortage of trained seafarers, India plans to approach the International Maritime Organisation to make it mandatory for every ship to accommodate at least one trainee. "Every ship…
Hong Kong: COSCO and China Shipping have proposed increases to their terminal capacity in the Italian ports of Naples (pictured) and Genoa. According to local news reports, both companies would…
Beijing: China's textile industry will grow by more than 15 percent in terms of output value, profits and exports year-on-year in 2007, forecast experts with the National Development and Reform…
Karachi: Pakistan is soon to have its first skyscraper after UK architect Aedas won an international design competition, Property News reported. The Karachi Port Trust chose Aedas to develop the…
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