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Wharf Holdings


Originally known as The Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Company, Ltd, The Wharf Holdings Ltd was founded in 1886 and used to run wharfage and dockside warehousing. The company adopted its current name in 1986. Its major shareholder is Wheelock & Co. The company owns the iconic Star Ferry, two major flagship properties in the Harbour City and Times Square shopping centres in Hong Kong. Both owe their origins to Wharf’s transportation heritage, being built on the site of the company's original wharf, and on the site of the original depot of the Hong Kong Tramway, a former subsidiary. Wharf’s other holdings in Hong Kong include i-CABLE, Cable TV and Wharf T&T, and Modern Terminals.The company also holds many properties in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon.
Wharf Holdings also owns operations and residential developments in Singapore through its Wheelock Properties subsidiary. Such properties include Wheelock Place and the former Seaview Hotel.

Wharf's Chengdu mall set to open

The mall will be home to some 300 stores. Photo: SCMP

After years of sustained investments on the mainland, it's collection time for Wharf Holdings as its shopping centre in Chengdu opens next month.

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013, 5:18pm

Wharf backs down on assets plan

Peter Woo told shareholders he had a succession plan in place.

The plan for the Hong Kong conglomerate The Wharf (Holdings) to have half of its total assets on the mainland may not be achievable in the near future, the company's chairman warned shareholders.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:46am

Outsiders have clearer view of our city's true excellence

Peter Woo Kwong-ching, chairman of Wharf. Photo: Dickson Lee

The Wharf (Holdings) chairman Peter Woo noted in his chairman's statement in the group's annual report that Hong Kong had become the top brand and the place to go for many goods and services mainlanders preferred. Thus, the current extraordinary surge in demand from the mainland should be treated as a "happy" problem, even though it challenged the city's capacity and creativity.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am

Briefs, November 16, 2012

Beijing slashes ceiling on retail petrol prices

16 Nov 2012 - 2:47am

Hong Kong retail demand spurs office conversions

The Harbour City complex in Tsim Sha Tsui is undergoing changes to convert office space to make it suitable for retail use. Photo: Felix Wong

Strong demand for retail space from the services industry and higher rents have encouraged Wharf (Holdings) to convert some office floors at Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui to semi-retail use.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

Poor terms

The new lease for Ocean Terminal was signed this week. Before the old lease was up, the government announced last week that it would extend it for another 21 years and Wharf Holdings would need to pay a land premium of HK$7.9billion.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Low blow

Wharf Holdings announced this week that the government had given approval for it to rent Ocean Terminal for another 21 years and that it needs to pay a land premium of HK$7.9billion.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The people must win TST flagpole furore

Land is Hong Kong's most valuable commodity. Tight government control makes for some of the world's highest property prices and rents. Urban areas are crowded, leaving limited space for recreation and relaxation.

15 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Peak units for lease

Wharf Holdings will release four units at its eight-unit Mountain Court, 11 Plantation Road, The Peak for lease early next month at HK$50 to HK$60 per square foot a month. Unit sizes range from 2,200 sq ft to 4,200 sq ft. Separately, Wharf is close to selling the house at No 18 Strawberry Hill, The Peak for about HK$34 million, representing an average price of HK$12,000 per sq ft.

25 May 2001 - 12:00am

Takeover trigger out of touch

I still remember the day in 1980 when Hong Kong's new takeover code was subjected to its first big test.

20 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Developer may appeal land-use policy change

Wharf Holdings is struggling to rescue its serviced-apartment project in Kwai Chung, after the Government's recent decision to delete this category from the land-use list.

The new policy deprives developers of the right to build serviced apartments, and Wharf's proposed project in Kwai Chung has been thrown into doubt as a result.

20 Jul 2000 - 12:00am