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Port of Shenzhen

Hong Kong set to lose No 3 port rank to Shenzhen

Shipping containers stacked at a port terminal in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Shenzhen is set to overtake Hong Kong as the world's third-busiest container port this year for the first time ever on an annual basis.

Monday, 26 November, 2012, 2:28am


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. Hong Kong was ahead of the curve in starting to build container-handling infrastructure in the 1970s. It is now in fourth position.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

Second runway at Shenzhen ready to open

A second runway opens at Shenzhen airport today but limited airspace and air routes mean that it will boost the airport's capacity by only 10 per cent initially.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen University in global search for top talent

As an ancient Chinese saying goes, a heavy reward is certain to attract men of bravery to serve.

Now, the Shenzhen government is applying the centuries-old battle strategy to a global shopping spree for top-tier research talent to boost the city's competitive edge.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen aims to draw even with HK in 10 years

Forging closer ties is key to moving forward, officials say

Shenzhen, which was just a fishing village 30 years ago, aims to catch up with Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul in 10 years.

Shenzhen authorities, in a statement outlining the city's goals, called on residents to focus on putting the city on par with the world's most advanced cities.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

City of dreams

The shimmering skyscrapers and neon haze of boomtown Shenzhen are testament to the border town's spectacular rise since gaining special economic zone status almost three decades ago.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

History must not hold back border twin cities

But for historical events that set Hong Kong apart from the rest of China, the city would long since have integrated with Shenzhen to form a greater metropolis. Now the 'one country, two systems' concept stands in the way. However, a faster pace of economic integration with the mainland, in particular its pool of human resources, is seen as critical to Hong Kong's future competitiveness.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Property market in Guangdong's cities to stay hot: experts

The latest official efforts to rein in runaway property speculation in Guangdong's big cities are unlikely to dampen investors' appetite for the market, say industry insiders.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

HIT, Maersk team up in Dachan

Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary Hong Kong International Terminals is to link up with AP Moller Maersk Group to take a majority stake in the Pearl River Delta's Dachan Bay Phase II container terminal, giving HIT its first foothold on Shenzhen's west bank.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Extra links across delta seen as posing no threat to super-bridge project

More links across the Pearl River Delta estuary would not supersede the proposed super-bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau, the government says.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Infrastructure obstacles slow integration

HONG KONG'S economic integration with the Pearl River Delta will be shaped in part by progress on three key infrastructure projects - two of which are still on the drawing board.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Clearer line to Shenzhen is to be welcomed

The idea of forging closer links with Shenzhen might seem odd to many people in Hong Kong, especially businesspeople. They have, after all, been doing this very successfully for years. But the respective governments have lagged behind and the lack of direct ties has hindered the development of efficient co-operation between the two cities. Now, it would seem, this is about to change.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Merging HK and Shenzhen will give birth to a powerhouse

As Shenzhen last week marked the 25th anniversary of its founding as a special economic zone, almost everyone agreed that the bustling metropolis is in trouble.

29 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Nansha port underused as ships stay away

Guangzhou's new container port in Nansha is operating at only about 25 per cent of capacity, industry sources say.

Since opening on September 28 last year, the port's first four berths have handled 130,000 20-foot equivalent units (teu) - or 10,800 teu per berth per month. Each berth is designed to handle more than 41,000 teu a month.

1 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Uneasy berth

Hong Kong's dominance continues to be eroded

FROM A LOGISTICS perspective, bottlenecks are bad news. They are also potentially lucrative in the extreme, which is why throughout history kings, empires, presidents and tycoons have plotted and warred to control them.

1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am