HONG KONG International Terminals (HIT), which recently took over the management of the Yantian container port in southern China, is hosting a visit to Hong Kong this week by a delegation of senior Chinese customs officials. The purpose of the visit is to explain international customs procedures to China's customs authorities to enable them to implement streamlined and simplified operations at Yantian, which will begin operation later this year. Customs officials from Hong Kong, Britain and Australia will meet the delegates at lunch today. The deputy secretary of the Port Development Board, Roger Parry, will address the lunch meeting. Also present will be HIT managing director John Meredith, HIT's China general manager, Paul Lo, and the general manager of Yantian International Container Terminals, Kenneth Tse.