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