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.
15 Apr 2014
Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) said port operators, contractors and workers — who have reached a settlement in wage negotiations that will give dockworkers a potential increase of 10.1 percent — were “all in the same boat” and would have to work together if the port was to remain competitive.
Hong Kong port
17 Jan 2014
Despite a strong end to 2013, Hong Kong port still saw container volumes contract 3.6 percent year-on-year.
03 Sep 2013
Ship and container reliability decreased in the second quarter of 2013, according to Drewry Maritime Research’s recently published quarterly Carrier Performance Insight report.
23 May 2013
The drop in Hong Kong’s container throughput last month indicates a structural problem exacerbated by a strike at one of the terminals last month, according to one port operator, South China Morning Post reports.
Hongkong International Terminals, Port of Hong Kong
06 May 2013
Hundreds of dockworkers at the Port of Hong Kong on Monday voted to end a strike that had disrupted operations at the world’s third-largest container port for six weeks.