More shipping companies are opting for mammoth container vessels which usually dock at main ports in a region, and Singapore’s Tuas port will serve their needs more efficiently in Asean, says Hoo Ke Ping.
Sarawak minister James Jemut Masing is taken to task for his assertion that the exemption is only for six months before a review is made.
Star's Jeffrey Kitingan says holistic solutions needed, not piecemeal liberalisation, in ensuring full abolition of cabotage policy.
Hoo Ke Ping says Port Klang has become one of the world's best ports with Putrajaya's support and that Sabah and Sarawak should get the same support to develop their ports.
Transport minister says high prices of goods in Sabah not due to shipping costs, but weak distribution channels, high handling charges and inefficient inland transportation.
It was a clear case of using an orange to answer an apple question when a speaker at a talk dragged in two caveats in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to allege breaches by the Federal Government.
However, the company’s annual net profit is expected to slip due to depressed economic conditions.
Chief Justice Zaki Azmi says urgent changes are needed to draw in investors and reduce insurance rates for maritime and shipping industries.
Waters off Sabah east coast and Southern Philippines not safe, says Khalid.
Coast guard expects the number of shipping movements to be doubled after TPPA.
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