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Transhipment business model no good for Hong Kong

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on May 7, 2013

Some ports lend themselves, via geographic location or strategy, to transshipment. Singapore, for instance, had a throughput of 31.6 million TEUs in 2012, but more than 90 percent was comprised of containers in transit. Geographically, Singapore…

Missing PRD workers are gone for good

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 20, 2012

The greatest complaint among Pearl River Delta factories is not “where are the orders”, as might be expected considering the ongoing economic crisis in Europe and the slow growth of the China and US economies. Instead, the whine du jour is “where are the workers”.

Umberto Nobile

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 13, 2012

Umberto Nobile (1885-1978) was an Italian aviator and Arctic explorer. He designed and built leading-edge semi-rigid airships. He is remembered today for two of his creations: the airships Norge and Italia. In 1925, Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian polar explorer…