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Port strike not doing Hong Kong any favours

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 3, 2013

A port strike is not something normally associated with Hong Kong, but the biggest terminal operator in the city has been crippled for six days now, with no sign of a resolution. Hongkong International Terminals, or HIT, says the strike is costing it more than US$600…

Ship emissions an afterthought at Hong Kong cruise terminal

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 6, 2013

When it comes to infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, environmental concerns are rarely allowed to stand in the way. The grossly wasteful and pointless Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is a case in point, and we do not have the slightest doubt…

‘Clean island’ falls into port expansion crosshairs

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 1, 2012

Hengsha Island is just off the coast of Shanghai at the mouth of the Yangtze River where it flows into the East China Sea. Considering the Yangtze is one of most heavily polluted waterways in China that oozes past many intense industrial manufacturing areas…

China’s GDP figure is more fantasy than fact

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 29, 2009

In China, officials’ job performance is measured according to the GDP growth of the provinces over which they preside. This growth is earned often through corruption and a complete disregard for health, environmental and safety issues. So it…