The shipping industry is anxiously awaiting efforts by the Hong Kong government to help the territory's port cope with a number of issues it is facing.
Port of Hong Kong
The Port of Hong Kong is one of the busiest container ports in the world and a major transshipment hub that regularly makes JOC.com's rankings of the Top 50 Global Container Ports. It held the top spot on the list from 1999 to 2004.
16 Jul 2016
Hong Kong continues its downward trajectory that has seen volume decline every month since July 2014.
22 Jun 2016
Container throughput at China’s top ports stayed positive in May.
26 Apr 2016
The first meeting of the newly formed Hong Kong Maritime & Port Board will take place early next month. Chaired by the secretary for Transport & Housing, the body is an amalgam of the old Maritime Industry Council and the Port Development Council. It is designed to deliver more effective governance and strategy over the development of the territory’s port and maritime sector.
25 Apr 2016
China’s top container ports booked March throughput growth of 4.2 percent compared with the same month in 2015. The country’s top eight ports handled a combined 12.45 million twenty-foot-equivalent units in March, bringing their throughput into positive territory for the first quarter of 2016, with first-quarter volumes up 0.9 percent on the same period last year to 35.4 million TEUs.
22 Mar 2016
China’s main ports registered a slight drop in container throughput in February when compared with the same month last year with year-over-year volumes falling 0.8 percent to just over 10.3 million 20-foot-equivalent units.
14 Mar 2016
The extent of the challenge facing Hong Kong in 2016 was underlined by new figures from the Census and Statistics Department of the Special Administrative Region that show a precipitous drop in the port’s total throughput during the final quarter of 2015.
24 Feb 2016
China’s major ports registered a slight increase in year-over-year container throughput in January. The country’s top 20 ports handled over 15.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units between them in the first month of 2016, an increase of 0.5 percent over the same month the previous year.
01 Feb 2016
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.
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.
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