A 30-year terminal industry veteran will head Modern Terminal’s Hong Kong facility, the terminal operator’s crown jewel, as the port faces intense pressure from Pearl River Delta competitors and transshipment rival Busan.
Port of Hong Kong
27 Jan 2016
Hong Kong slid to fifth place in the global port rankings after another dismal year of declining volumes, with the east Chinese port of Ningbo-Zhoushan stepping into fourth spot.
22 Jan 2016
Throughput at China’s top container ports expanded in 2015 but figures show a trend of slowing growth amid softer global demand for Chinese-made goods and macroeconomic uncertainty.
24 Dec 2015
The Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association has applied for a block exemption order from the city’s competition law that came into effect on Dec. 14 and effectively outlaws the vessel sharing agreements that dominate shipping activity at the port.
07 Dec 2015
The Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association is lobbying the Hong Kong government to increase the maximum height clearance limit for ships passing under a bridge that crosses the critical Ma Wan Channel.
03 Dec 2015
Hong Kong’s throughput woes could deepen if plans issued by a Shanghai government body for liberalizing cabotage in China come to fruition.
17 Nov 2015
Hong Kong’s Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor could easily have been seen as oblivious to the plight of the city’s port as she delivered a keynote address to the logistics and maritime industry at a government-organized conference in Hong Kong the day after the release of the latest dismal port throughput figures.
22 Oct 2015
Hong Kong government measures to enhance the use of back-up land at its Kwai Tsing terminals, which it hopes will alleviate congestion and improve cargo handling efficiency and competitiveness of Hong Kong, have drawn a lukewarm response from port operators.
16 Oct 2015
There was no let up for Hong Kong in the month of September as container volumes fell for the 15th consecutive month.
03 Sep 2015
Hong Kong to Los Angeles has long been known as one of the most dominant port pairings in the container trade, connecting the trade’s two largest national players, the United States and China, but what has been happening on the trade recently?
14 Aug 2015
No decision on a block exemption for Hong Kong’s container shipping industry will be made before the new competition law comes into effect on December 14, leaving the container shipping industry in the bizarre position where its activity will be illegal from that date.
16 Jul 2015
The port of Hong Kong reached a dismal milestone in June, posting its 12th consecutive monthly decline in throughput for the first time, handling just shy of 13 percent fewer containers than in the same month last year.