Port of Hong Kong

Port of Hong Kong

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.  


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.