Hong Kong Shipowners Association

Hong Kong warned fuel slug may turn lines away

Shipowners estimate that changing over to the cleaner fuel will add up to US$1.5 million to a line's annual fuel bill. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Ships calling at Hong Kong will face higher costs when legislation requiring vessels to switch to cleaner marine fuel upon berthing is passed next year.

Tuesday, 19 November, 2013, 12:45am 1 comment

Life at sea beckons for city's young and educated

Tony Yeung Pui-keung, manager of the Maritime Services Training Institute, at the helm in the bridge simulator. Photo: Steve Cray

After years of shunning a career at sea, youngsters are showing increasing interest in sailing the world's oceans working on board massive cargo ships and tankers.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Improved home register boosts vessel figures

The number of Hong Kong ships under the flag of the SAR has climbed by almost 20 per cent, reflecting the success of improvements to the home register.

It also shows the success in attracting local operators to the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the association says.

15 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Tonnage shows an increase as ferries decline

Despite an 11 per cent increase in deadweight tonnage, the number of ships owned, managed or operated by Hong Kong companies fell by 8 per cent last year.

A Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) statement said the decline was possibly due to several ferries leaving association membership.

26 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Move to lure more teenagers

The Hong Kong Shipowners Association is lobbying the Government to raise the leaving age of students at the Hong Kong Sea School to encourage more teenagers to enter the marine industry.

Association director Arthur Bowring said the plan was to increase the age threshold from Form 3 to Form 5 to make the industry more attractive to career-minded youngsters.

12 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Dispute flares over Indonesian arrests

The Hong Kong Shipowners Association is hoping more co-operation and communication will develop among regional owners' groups after a series of arrests by Indonesian maritime authorities.

About 10 vessels were detained after unwittingly anchoring in an area which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Indonesia and Singapore.

23 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Shipping forced to keep clear

HONG KONG ships on routes to some mainland ports would be forced to deviate by up to five hours because of the military exercises, industry representatives said last night.

The Marine Department was sending out radio warnings relaying details of where the exercises would take place.

12 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Greece retains top spot

GREECE has retained its position as the world's leading maritime nation for the fourth consecutive year.

According to figures compiled by Greek shipping magazine Naftika Chronika, the Greek-controlled fleet comprised 2,793 ocean-going vessels totalling about 61.5 million gross tonnes (GRT) at the end of last year.

9 Feb 1994 - 12:00am