The Government should consider reviving the deferred port rail link as a freight loop of the Beijing-Kowloon railway, Hong Kong district affairs adviser Bernard Wijedoru says. China's Ministry of Railways may be interested in transporting long-haul container cargo to Kwai Chung, unlike Guangdong authorities who do not wish Shenzhen and Shekou containers to be shipped via Kwai Chung. The Kowloon Canton-Railway Corp (KCRC) had proposed a freight link between its planned northern freight yard terminal near Lok Ma Chau and its port rail terminal in Kwai Chung. Consultants AT Kearney predicted that the KCRC would handle 427,825 teus (20 ft equivalent units) in the first year of operations in 2001, rising to 3.35 million teus in 2016. Chinese officials said the forecasts were too high and that the KCRC should concentrate on handling domestic passengers instead. In December, the Hong Kong Government decided to delay the freight and passenger link, saying that it was too much to build three lines at the same time. It decided to go ahead with the West Rail and the Tseung Kwan O extension of the Mass Transit Railway. Mr Wijedoru said Chinese and Hong Kong officials could consider extending the West Rail to Zhuhai. Another possible extension was from Tuen Mun to Shekou. Container terminals 10-12 could be relocated to Nim Wan and the freight marshalling yard could then be shifted westwards, he said. If this materialised, Tuen Mun would become the main transport hub of the southern Pearl River estuary, relieving traffic congestion around Kwai Chung and in northwest Kowloon.