Container Terminal 9

Three sites up for sale may lift port productivity

The government is to put up for tender three plots of land in the Kwai Chung-Tsing Yi basin in a move container terminal operators say could raise productivity at Hong Kong port.

Friday, 24 February, 2006, 12:00am

Sai Kung site may get 3,440 more flats

Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) has proposed increasing the developable area of a Sai Kung residential site to accommodate 3,440 more flats.

22 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Overpaid workers protest

About 600 workers were locked in a contract dispute with Tsing Ma Management, which operates the Tsing Ma Bridge, after being paid too much. They claimed the company failed to explain why they were paid more in May, fearing it was because their contracts were to be terminated.

31 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Project on track after environmental concerns delay dredging

Project managers are confident Hong Kong's HK$10 billion Container Terminal 9 (CT9) project is almost back on track to meet the launch deadline of May next year for its first of six berths.

22 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Mud dumper went for cheaper option

Saving money was the main concern when a Container Terminal 9 dredging contractor decided to dump toxic mud in mainland waters, an appeal board heard yesterday.

21 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Developers seek land-use conversion of huge holdings as they eye opportunities from Disney and other projects

A group of industrial landowners, including Hutchison Whampoa, Swire Pacific and China Merchants Holdings, are in talks to convert about six million square feet of land on western Tsing Yi Island to mixed commercial use.

7 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Woman found dead off pier

A 26-year-old woman was found dead off a Tsing Yi ferry pier about eight hours after being reported missing by her husband, 29.

4 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Calmer waters

All the angst and acrimony which accompanied Sino-British negotiations over the ninth container terminal (CT9) seems a distant memory, now that construction work has finally started. Better still, so do the worst moments of the recent recession.

25 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

HK port aims to build on 8.3pc growth this year

Hong Kong port will handle about 15.6 million teu (20 ft equivalent units) this year, representing 8.3 per cent growth compared with last year's 15.58 million teu, a senior government official says.

Secretary for Economic Services Stephen Ip told the Seatrade Hong Kong Conference that more than 210,000 ship arrivals were expected this year.

10 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

More serviced flats get the nod

Cheung Kong (Holdings), Hutchison Whampoa and Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) have secured approval for three separate serviced apartment projects, underlining an aggressive expansion trend in the sector.

The three projects, approved yesterday by the Town Planning Board, can provide more than 2,000 suites.

6 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Terminal feasibility studies 'on hold'

Feasibility studies for Container Terminals 12 and 13 have been put on hold by the Government and work on Container Terminal 9 is behind schedule.

The report reveals that five of 42 policy commitments by the Economic Services Bureau have fallen behind schedule.

6 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Confidence booster

The announcement of a go-ahead for the long-awaited Container Terminal 9 does more than offer the prospect of 1,500 jobs once paperwork is completed in the autumn. It also underlines the SAR's potential for expansion when the traumas of the Asian economic crisis are over. This is a confidence boost the economy was waiting for and which should provide a pointer to confidence in the future.

18 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

CT9 deal nears final obstacle

The final obstacle to the delayed Container Terminal 9 agreement will be resolved in the next few weeks, Port and Maritime Board secretary Richard Yuen Ming-fai says.

He said the negotiations between Modern Terminals and Asia Container Terminals over the berth-swapping arrangements involving exchange of assets and the premium ACT would pay MTL would be concluded soon.

17 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Call for Government CT9 stance change

The Government will have to change its expectations dramatically if Container Terminal 9 negotiations are to be completed this year, a terminal operator says.

17 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Infrastructure built on sound fundamentals

The recent history of Hong Kong's large infrastructure projects has been one in which Sino-British politics often have got in the way, causing delays in their development.

With the handover of sovereignty four months ago, the political decision-making process over these sort of projects should be streamlined.

24 Oct 1997 - 12:00am