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.
Port of Hong Kong
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.
07 Jul 2015
Hong Kong’s container throughput could halve in the next decade as a host of factors begin to stack up against the port that has seen a steady decline in volumes over the past year.
22 Jun 2015
Container terminals in Hong Kong have joined Maersk Line in calling for the territory’s government to address competition law concerns that threaten to make the liner business illegal from next year.
15 Jun 2015
It seems nothing can stop the slide in Hong Kong container traffic as the port reported its 11th consecutive month of declining throughput growth in May with volumes falling 12.7 percent year-over-year.
11 Jun 2015
The Hong Kong government this week said it would move forward with plans to expand container capacity at its Kwai Tsing Container Terminals. But move is unlikely to mollify critics who say the investment is too little too late to maintain the port’s market share of Pearl River Delta traffic.
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