Port of Hong Kong

Port of Hong Kong

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The world’s fifth busiest container port, measured in TEU volumes, Hong Kong was the world's busiest container port from 1987 to 1989; from 1992 to 1997, and from 1999 to 2004.

The Hong Kong Port consists primarily of five major terminals, each operated by one of these companies: Modern Terminals, Ltd. (MTL); Hongkong International Terminals Ltd. (HIT); COSCO Information & Technology (H.K.) Ltd.; Dubai Port International Terminals (DPI), and Asia Container Terminals Ltd. (ACT).

The existing nine terminals occupy over two square kilometers of land, providing 18 berths and more than 6,500 meters of deep water frontage. Altogether, these terminals handle about 60 percent of total container traffic handled in Hong Kong.

At the port of Hong Kong, the deployment of larger vessels and larger alliances has produced a critical increase in the number of inter-terminal transfers, resulting in higher charges to shipping lines; extra handling time for shipments; and an increased burden on the port’s resources and roads.  

 

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06 Jan 2020
Dockworker and other logistics-related labor unions in Hong Kong are looking to stem a decline in membership that began after a 2013 strike that disrupted operations at Hutchison Port Holdings’ Hongkong International Terminals (HIT).
31 Oct 2019
The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSPA) — consisting of Hongkong International Terminals, Modern Terminals, COSCO-HIT Terminals and Asia Container Terminals — said last month it standardized operation policies for the 12 dedicated barge berths.
Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018
09 Aug 2019
Asian gateways continued to dominate the global port market in 2018, handling more than three-quarters of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
03 Jun 2019
Container lines have been waiting five years for the Chinese government to resolve a problem involving an air draft restriction at a key bridge in Hong Kong, and the delay is now costing the port business.
28 May 2019
A desire by the Chinese government to stop wasteful duplication of resources is one factor behind a move to restructure three gateway ports in southern mainland China and Hong Kong.
21 May 2019
Shipper interest in a free trade zone in Zhuhai, China, is being driven by a shortage of logistics space and rocketing rental prices across the Pearl River in Hong Kong.
Port of Hong Kong.
14 Jan 2019
The alliance of Hongkong International Terminals, Modern Terminals, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong), and Asia Container Terminals is aimed at improving terminal utilization and efficiency.
HongKong International Terminals.
14 Feb 2018
Efficiency gains from the remote-controlled crane and automated stacking system implemented by Hong Kong International Terminals at CT9 North will be felt by liner customers and improve the terminal's ability to handle large cargo surges from bigger vessels.
09 Aug 2017
It took the Competition Commission of Hong Kong almost two years to grant liners a block exemption from anti-trust laws, but the exemption order has been greeted with grumbling by shippers and carriers.
20 Jul 2017
Hutchison said it continues to be impacted by ongoing structural consolidation within the container shipping industry and a consequent rationalization of services.
17 Jul 2017
On a year-to-date basis, throughput at the top 10 Chinese ports reached 70.4 million TEU.
19 May 2017
“Anything that puts restrictions on the largest vessels coming into Hong Kong impacts Hong Kong’s competitiveness.”
17 May 2017
Container shipping stakeholders are pressing the Hong Kong government to adjust the air draft clearance restriction of an iconic Hong Kong suspension bridge.
25 Apr 2017
There are signs potential negative effects of the new alliances on transshipment and tariffs may be overstated, according to the CEO of HPH Trust.
24 Apr 2017
The sold numbers come as other China government data indicates an improved trade and general economic environment.
21 Feb 2017
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust CEO Gerry Yim tells JOC.com how the launching of new alliances will impact the core facilities of his company.
16 Feb 2017
A senior source close the matter told JOC.com that the government of Hong Kong had made its concerns known over such changes to Beijing.
13 Feb 2017
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust operates container terminals in South China, with major transshipment facilities in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
24 Jan 2017
Growth at mainland China’s top eight ports slowed in 2016.
30 Dec 2016
Reliance on growth from an ever-expanding pie of box volumes growing in the high single or double-digits is a thing of the past for Chinese ports.
Chinese port figures hint at global demand recovery
28 Dec 2016
China’s top ports continued a relatively strong second-half throughput performance in November.
20 Dec 2016
Three of Hong Kong’s container terminals entered a collaborative agreement in an effort to compete more effectively in an environment of increasing consolidation in the global liner shipping industry.
14 Nov 2016
Hong Kong received a timely and stark reminder of the precarious position of its container port via a study from one of its main private business schools.
25 Oct 2016
China’s top ports booked a healthy rise in throughput year-over-year in September.
22 Sep 2016
China’s main ports booked strong year-over-year growth in container throughput in August, fueling speculation of a possible trade recovery.
Hongkong International Terminals, pictured, said the fees were needed to pay for an adequate response to the unprecedented crisis spawned by Hanjin's failure.
15 Sep 2016
Hongkong International Terminals has tried to shine a positive light on its role in the chaotic aftermath of Hanjin Shipping’s collapse following harsh shipper criticism.
14 Sep 2016
The proposed block exemption for liner shipping in Hong Kong is off for public consultation.
08 Sep 2016
The Hong Kong Shippers Council is putting pressure on the government to convince HIT to drop its high Hanjin container release charges or it will launch a court action against the terminal.
Traffic at the Port of Qingdao, pictured, grew nearly 6 percent in July as manufacturing indices sent mixed messages on the state of the Chinese economy.
23 Aug 2016
Container throughput at China’s main ports rebounded in July after a poor first half of the year.
The port of Singapore, pictured, is just one of the many transshipment hubs that can win or lose big on the whims of vessel-sharing agreements.
08 Aug 2016
The trend toward fewer services deploying larger vessels with multiple carriers pooling cargo will create winners and losers with the successful terminal operators most likely boasting strong connections to the dominant members of the alliances.
02 Aug 2016
Modern Terminals’ Chief Operating Officer Peter Levesque will succeed Sean Kelly as managing director.
A poor showing at Hutchison Port Holdings' Hong Kong terminals, one of which is pictured, negatively impacted the company's overall volume and revenue in the first half.
27 Jul 2016
Container throughput at the world’s busiest container terminal operator, Hutchison Port Holdings, fell in the first half.
20 Jul 2016
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.
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.