Hong Kong Strike

Ma;p of Hong Kong

Strikes and demonstrations by dockworkers at the Port of Hong Kong in early 2013 targeted facilities operated by Hongkong International Terminals, a subsidiary of Hutchison Port HoldingsTrust. HIT operates five terminals in Hong Kong, including Container Terminal 8 East, a joint venture with Cosco.

The dockworkers on May 6, 2013, voted to end the strike, which had disrupted operations for six weeks.

News & Analysis

02 Mar 2016
The loss of a mega-ship could "rewrite the law of general average," costing more than $1 billion, former container ship captain and maritime risk expert Andrew Kinsey said at the 16th annual TPM Conference. Captain Michael Lloyd warned losses such as the sinking of the MOL Comfort could become more common.
01 May 2013
Striking dockworkers were among thousands who rallied in Hong Kong on May 1 against poor wages and working conditions.
01 May 2013
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust reported its profit for the first quarter of 2013 fell to HK$642.0 million (approximately US$82.7 million), down 6.5 percent from HK$686.7 million in the same period a year ago.
29 Apr 2013
Dockworker unions at the heart of a five-week strike at the Port of Hong Kong hinted they might downgrade pay demands, providing the government with some hope that talks scheduled for Tuesday may yield an agreement.
25 Apr 2013
Ka-shing Li, a Chinese billionaire with investments in container port facilities around the world, including in Hong Kong, has moved to end a four-week strike at his docks in Hong Kong by hiring new workers...
HIT cranes
21 Apr 2013
As the Hong Kong dockworkers’ strike for better pay and working conditions enters its fourth week, some analysts believe there could be long-term economic repercussions for the city and port.