Port of Hong Kong


Does Hong Kong's container port have a future? The short answer is, it needs a total clean-up first. In the past, Hong Kong held the top position in terms of throughput because it was the trans-shipment hub to the mainland and elsewhere in Asia.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:20pm

Warning of big slowdown for Hong Kong's port

Hong Kong's port risks a major decline within 10 years due to competition from cheaper mainland rivals, and needs to position itself to protect its business and jobs, observers warn.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Opinion split on need for CT10

Shipping lines and terminal operators are divided over whether Hong Kong will need a tenth container terminal - known as CT10 for short - as manufacturing continues to migrate to China's inland provinces and emerging Asian economies, a conference heard this week.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Slowdown set to hit port investments

Slowing global trade this year will force China's ports to scale back investment in container terminals, but investment in bulk-cargo terminals should continue, analysts say.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lack of space and facilities holding back Kwai Chung

Poor land-use planning coupled with a shortage of logistics facilities could limit the capacity of Kwai Chung's container terminals and air cargo operations, say experts.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Holiday headaches for exporters

Hong Kong and mainland exporters, already facing uncertainty over trade prospects in North America and Europe, face another, more immediate, difficulty ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday - getting their products shipped in the first place.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mystery over sludge deficit at Tsing Yi

While unexplained fuel spills increase on Hong Kong's coast an oily mystery of a quite different kind has officials puzzled: a 70 per cent reduction in the amount of marine waste brought to a government centre for treatment.

One possibility is that it has been diverted to the mainland.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Stolen Canadian cars found in raids

Four luxury cars stolen in Canada, including a Maybach, were recovered in raids on a truck park in Yuen Long and Kwai Chung Container Terminal by police, customs and Canadian customs officers. Two men and a woman were arrested. The cars, worth HK$7.5 million, were on their way to Southeast Asia.

19 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Three truck drivers hurt by falling containers

12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Rising tide of danger

It has been more than a week since the tugboat Neftegaz-67 sank with 18 of its crew in a collision off Tuen Mun, but the recovery work, anguish and questions raised by the tragedy have barely begun.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sunken tug inspected 10 times in past five years

October check in Shenzhen found six faults with vessel

An inspection less than six months ago uncovered a catalogue of safety faults and technical and navigational flaws on the Ukrainian tug which sank after a collision off Tuen Mun on Saturday with 18 sailors aboard.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HK throughput falls 2.4pc on port competition

Hong Kong port's container throughput fell 2.4 per cent last month due to intensifying competition from mainland ports and fewer shipments to Europe.

Preliminary figures from the Port Development Council show Hong Kong handled 1.97 million 20 equivalent unit (teu) boxes last month.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK$14.4m of contraband cigarettes seized from mainland ship

Customs officers have seized cigarettes worth HK$14.4 million from a mainland river-trade vessel.

Officers believed the booty belonged to the same international syndicate that had failed to transport contraband cigarettes worth HK$32 million from Guangzhou to Malaysia late last month.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Minister seeks to avoid strike by social workers

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Asia likely to be hardest hit by scanning of US-bound containers

Shippers in Asia, Europe and North America fear that a 9/11 provision that requires the compulsory scanning of all United States-bound containers at foreign ports within five years will slow the flow of goods and even create a gridlock at ports at a time of booming world trade.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am