Hong Kong Strike

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.

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.
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.
18 Apr 2013
A strike by dockworkers at Hongkong International Terminals is entering its third week, but, despite the size and importance of Hong Kong as a gateway to China, the job action so far has had minimal impact on imports and exports at U.S. ports.
15 Apr 2013
Hutchison Port Holdings’ earnings are expected to struggle in fiscal year 2013, as labor disruption at the Port of Hong Kong is likely to drive up wages and limit Hongkong International Terminals’ subcontracted labor flexibility...
11 Apr 2013
Container shipping lines claim delays at Hong Kong tied to dockworker strikes at facilities operated by HIT are declining, but many carriers continue to reroute cargo to rival ports and terminals.
10 Apr 2013
Hongkong International Terminals insists it will not be financially liable for delays suffered by lines and shippers because of ongoing strikes by dockworkers usually deployed on its facilities.
HIT at the Port of Hong Kong
08 Apr 2013
Shipment delays to and from Hong Kong are ongoing as productivity at facilities run by Hongkong International Terminals continue to be affected by shortages of crane operators and other key workers because of striking dockworkers.
08 Apr 2013
A strike at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminal in the Port of Hong Kong has entered a 12th day, with no negotiations planned to resolve the dispute, BBC reports.
HIT terminal operations in the Port of Hong Kong
04 Apr 2013
Strikes and demonstrations by dockworkers at the Port of Hong Kong have now entered their second week and vessel queues are continuing to lengthen, forcing the diversion of large volumes of container traffic away from the world’s third-busiest container port.
03 Apr 2013
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has condemned the temporary injunction that dismisses striking dock workers from Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in the Port of Hong Kong, citing it as a violation of global standards.
Hongkong International Terminal, Port of Hong Kong
02 Apr 2013
Lines and shippers are making contingency plans in the event the dockworker strike at facilities operated by Hongkong Int
HIT terminal operations in the Port of Hong Kong
01 Apr 2013
Strikes by dockworkers at Hong Kong’s container facilities continued today, further disrupting truck operations to and from facilities in the Kwai Tsing area of the port.