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The Revolution of Ship Registration in Hong Kong

All aboard buoyant maritime sector

Although very few Hong Kong mariners are to be found on ships traversing the world's ocean's these days, the city can still lay claim to being one of the busiest ports in the world, providing a vital link in the global logistics chain.

Saturday, 10 December, 2011, 12:00am

US causing fear, say shipowners

Hong Kong shipowners are urging 'clarity and specifics' from the US treasury department as it intensifies pressure on the local industry to effectively shut out Iran's national shipping line from the city.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City gets safe ship rating back

Hong Kong has narrowly struggled back on to a key United States Coast Guard ship-safety initiative a year after being dumped because Hong Kong-flagged ships failed to meet the scheme's strict safety criteria.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shipping delegation heads to South Korea

A high-powered delegation of Hong Kong shipping, logistics and port executives will start a visit to South Korea today to promote the city as an international maritime centre.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Plain sailing

MURRAY HOUSE IS a something of a museum piece in itself. But the 151- year-old building at Stanley has just taken on even greater historical significance, becoming home to the city's fourth private museum.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Maritime security revamp sets sail for the legislature

A new law on maritime security will be introduced to the Legislative Council later this month in response to the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) code laid down by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the seaborne trade's de facto governing body.

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Red tape cuts attract 10 new vessels to SAR

Financial Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's bid to position Hong Kong as the hub port in the region has enticed 10 new ships of 240,000 gross registered tonnes in the past three months.

The Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board said yesterday that up to 30 other shipowners also had expressed interest in putting their ships under the Hong Kong shipping register.

18 Jun 1999 - 12:00am