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The port of Hong Kong


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9 - Overview

Planned expansion heralds new dawn for

Asia's premier marine gateway

14 - Future development

Development continues in style as

port prepares for the new millennium

18- Hub of Asia

Resurgence of vibrant Hong Kong as a

booming commercial centre

28 - Port operations

Marine services ensure safety is a top

priority at Hong Kong Port

38 - World's leading container port

Superior container port prospers as

agents reap the rewards of private enterprise

46-Mid-streamoperations

Competitive mid-stream resources are

a vital boost to port activity

51 - Bulks

Dedicated providers of bulk materials

help fuel the economic engine

56- Cruise/Ferry terminals

Superb ferry services provide fast and

efficient transport links

58 - International shipping

A wealth of opportunities attract

successful shipping lines

64 - Port services

Comprehensive services are the key to

smooth-running port operations

74 - Ship repair

Building a winning reputation for

high-quality ship repair

73 - Port history

A rich history of international trade sets the

standard for present day success

78-Tourism

Experience the wonder of Asia's

spectacular island treasure

83 - Directory

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Welcome to the Port of Hong Kong Handbook and Directory for

1998 and 1999.

The continuing expansion of the Port of Hong Kong, already the

world's largest container port, secures its place in the next millennium

as one of the world's truly great ports.

Of course, shipping and maritime activities are at the heart of Hong

Kong's success, which is why the government's Marine Department is

at the forefront of the efficient running of the port - unlike most ports

throughout the world, Hong Kong does not have a port authority,

therefore keeping bureaucratic involvement to a minimum.

So what does the future hold for the Port of Hong Kong The

expansion of port facilities is essential and plans include the

construction of Container Terminal 9 which began in 1998, along

with Lantau port development projects. Expansion is necessary to

keep up with the ever-growing demand on the port so, with this in

mind, the new River Trades Terminal and Mid-Stream Terminal, both

privately owned, are expected to be completed by the end of 1998.

These future expansion projects ensure that the Port of Hong Kong

keeps one step ahead of the rest of the world's container ports which

continually strive to emulate its success. After all, how many other

ports can boast more than 230,000 dockings in one year alone

The jewel in the crown of Hong Kong Port is Kwai Chung container

port which, over recent years, has seen a magnificent growth rate

which is set to continue well into the next millenium.

As Hong Kong continues to grow so, too, does the port which is set

to reach 24 million TEUs by the year 2006.

It is with all this in mind that the Port of Hong Kong is set to

become the most successful port of the 21 st century, continuing its

important role in the ever-growing metropolis of Hong Kong.

foreword


Planned expansion heralds new dawn for

Asia's premier marine gateway

Close proximity to mainland China,

one of the world's largest markets,

has encouraged the development of

Hong Kong into a leading

international port, and continued

prosperity looks assured as major

expansion plans get underway.

SHIPPING and maritime activities

beat at the heart of Hong Kong,

accounting for more than 20 percent

of the Special Administrative Region's

gross domestic product (GDP).

The not-so-secret reason for the

success of the Port of Hong Kong is

its natural deepwater harbour, which,

when combined with its geographic

proximity to the People's Republic of

China, has allowed Hong Kong to

blossom into a major international

trade centre and gateway to Asia.

Hong Kong has held the

momentous title of 'world's

largest container port' for the last

six years, with 14.5 million TEUs

being handled at the port in the

calendar year 1997.

This single achievement, however,

should not overshadow the fact that

it is also one of the world's leading

maritime centres.

Practically any service that the

international maritime community

could possibly require can be

found in the Hong Kong Special

Administrative Region (HKSAR),

including: ship management, ship

repair, finance, legal services,

and much more.

The reunification of Hong Kong

with China from 1 July 1997 will see

Hong Kong continuing to grow as the

major port servicing the needs of

Southern China's burgeoning

Guangdong Province — cargoes to

and from which accounted for 69

percent of Hong Kong's total

container traffic in 1996.

Backing up Hong Kong's bright

future, the latest official outlook for

the port indicates that container traffic

will grow at an average rate of six

percent a year over the next decade,

to reach 24 million TEUs in 2006.

Beyond this period, the estimates

are for container volumes to grow at


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Hong Kong's close proximity to mainland China has helped to create

burgeoning trade links over the years.

A world-class port - Hong Kong is undergoing major expansion of its

facilities to prepare for the next millennium.

an average of 3.1 percent a

year between 2007 and 2016,

to 33 million TEUs.

Hong Kong continues to be a

beacon of efficiency, setting

standards which the rest of

the world's container ports

strive to emulate.

The key to such efficiency is the

laissez-faire approach adopted for

the port's operation.

In line with this philosophy, all of

the for-profit facilities in the port,

such as the impressive Kwai Chung

container terminals, are privately

owned and operated.

To keep bureaucratic involvement

in the operation of the port to a

minimum, Hong Kong, unlike

most ports in the world, does not

have a port authority.

The enormous task of ensuring the

efficient and safe running of the Port

of Hong Kong is the responsibility of

the Government's Marine

Department, which provides a

broad range of services, including:

vessel traffic regulation, maritime

search and rescue, Port State

Control inspection, and the

provision of facilities such as

mooring buoys and public

cargo working areas.

Expansion of the port facilities to

keep pace with ever-growing

demand continues in Hong Kong,

with construction of the privatelyowned

River Trade Terminal at Tuen

Mun and the new Mid-Stream

Terminal at Stonecutters Island, both

of which are expected to be

operating by the end of 1998.

Construction of the new

Container Terminal 9, to be

located on reclaimed land at a site

opposite the eight existing Kwai

Chung terminals, began in 1998.

Once construction is completed,

CT9 will provide an additional 2.6

million TEUs of handling capacity

at the port each year.

In the longer term, plans are

also in place for both Container

Terminal 10 and 11 projects at a

new greenfields site to be

constructed on reclaimed land on

Lantau Island.

Complementing Hong Kong's

world class port infrastructure is

the new Hong Kong International

Airport at Lantau Island's Chek Lap

Kok. The HK$155 billion state-of-theart

facility, opening for business on 6

July 1998, is one of the world's finest

airports, incorporating the world's

largest airfreight facility,

SuperTerminal 1.

It is with all of the above in place

that the Hong Kong Special

Administrative Region of the People's

Republic of China prepares to enter

the new millennium absolutely

confident in retaining

its status as of one of the world's truly

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prepares for the new millennium

As levels of growth at Hong Kong

Port continue to rise, the need for

expansion becomes increasingly

important, leading to the

construction of essential new

facilities which will help to

contribute to continued success.

HONG Kong's private-sector led

approach to port development is a

fundamental factor contributing to

the growth of the SAR as an

international centre for trade.

Such a laissez-faire development

model enables private operators to

provide the most efficient and

modern facilities while, at the same

time, keeping bureaucracy and redtape

to a minimum.

All of the Kwai Chung

container facilities are privately

owned and developed, with the

government contributing supporting

infrastructure such as roads and the

dredging of channels.

The Hong Kong SAR Government

also plays an important; role in the

co-ordination of the port

development process. Central to the

Government's work is the forecasting

of Hong Kong's future growth in

terms of container traffic, and from

which sectors this growth is

expected to come.

The latest 'Hong Kong Port Cargo

Forecasts', released in February 1998,

estimate the port's container traffic to

grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent

a year over the next decade to reach

24 million TEUs in 2006.

Beyond this period, the estimates

are for container traffic to grow at an

average of 3.1 percent a year


future development

Container traffic at Hong Kong Port is expected to grow by six percent

a year over the next decade, underlining the need for expansion.

between 2007 and 2016, to 33

million TEUs.

Port Development Plans

Container Terminal 9

AS Hong Kong prepares itself

for the coming millennium,

construction of a ninth container

terminal, commonly referred to as

CT9, commenced in the first half of

1998 at a site opposite the eight

existing terminals at Kwai Chung.

Once completed, the new Tsing Yi

Island facility will occupy an area of

70 hectares of reclaimed land and

will consist of four deep sea berths

and two feeder berths.

The new terminal, to be operated

by existing Kwai Chung operators

Hutchison International Terminals

(HIT) and Modern Terminals Ltd

(MTL), will provide an additional

2.6 million TEUs handling capacity.

CT9 is due to begin operation

towards the end of 2001.

Lantau Port

THE completion of CT9 will realise

the full development of the Kwai

Chung Port region, forcing the need

to develop any future container

terminals elsewhere in Hong Kong.

Lantau Island has been

designated as the site for any future

expansion. Current plans allow for

four or more terminals on a series

of artificial islands stretching southeast

from north Lantau, in what will

be one of the world's biggest civil

engineering projects.

The timing for building of the new

terminals on Lantau is yet to be

determined, although detailed

planning for Container Terminals 10

and 11 has already been completed,

ensuring minimum delay in their

construction as port demand

requires.

Port and Maritime Board

The central functions of the new Hong Kong Port

and Maritime Board, established on 1 June 1998

will be to promote Hong Kong as an international

shipping centre, support economic development

and create new job opportunities.

Previously known as the Port Development

Board, the re-organised and re-structured Port and

Maritime Board will bring together the

Government and the maritime sector,

strengthening the links between both these

organisations. The Chairman will be Peter

Thompson, an experienced maritime lawyer, and

among the 21 members are people well known in

the Hong Kong port and shipping community. The

Board will provide an important venue for the

shipping industry to channel their views to the

Government.

To discharge its functions effectively, two

committees will be set up under the Port and

development and chaired by Gerry Forsgate; and

the Shipping Committee chaired by Frank Tsao. The

Shipping Committee will focus on improving the

competitiveness of Hong Kong's shipping industry

by lowering costs, and promoting Hong Kong as an

international shipping centre.

The establishment of the Port and Maritime

Board underlines the Government's commitment to

support the Hong Kong shipping industry. The

Board seeks to strengthen Hong Kong's status as a

global shipping centre using promotional

campaigns in mainland China and overseas to

attract more shipping companies, and encourage

international maritime organisations to set up Asian

Headquarters in Hong Kong. Both these initiatives,

and many more will help to contribute to the

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Due to the lack of existing space the Airport Railway's Hong Kong

Station was built on reclaimed land, highlighting its importance to the

area's development plans.

River Trade Terminal

RIVER trade vessels using the

numerous waterways in the Pearl

River Delta to transport cargoes to

and from Guangdong provide an

economic and environmentallyfriendly

alternative to the

increasingly congested road system.

To service the needs of this

burgeoning trade, which accounted

for 1.9 million TEUs in 1997,

Hong Kong is building the first

dedicated River Trade Terminal

(RTT) atTuen Mun.

Constructed by the private sector,

the first phase of the RTT is

scheduled to come into operation in

1998, with the facility to be used to

consolidate cargoes brought down

by small river trade vessels before

feeding them, in larger dedicated

vessels, to the container terminals

and mid-stream operators.

There are also plans for another

RTT to be built just to the north of

the proposed Lantau Port.

Mid-Stream Sites

AROUND 3.1 million TEUs, or

more than one fifth of Hong

Kong's annual throughput in

1997, was handled at mid-stream

operations, which involves the

loading and unloading of cargoes

from ships moored at buoys or

anchorages in the harbour.

Providing a lower cost service

than the shore-based terminals, the

mid-stream operators transport cargo

from ship to shore by lighters

equipped with their own derricks.

In order to provide improved

facilities to the mid-stream

operators, the government will

let out two permanent mid-stream

sites on Stonecutters Island in

1998, comprising 6.7 hectares

with some 460 metres of quay

length. It is also looking at the

feasibility of providing additional

mid-stream sites in north Lantau

and Junk Bay.

reclamation proposals and projects which do/will

allow for a continued increase in the land available

for the use of the SAR public and tourists.

The more notable of these projects include the

Central and Wan Chai, West Kowloon, Kowloon

Point and Green Island reclamations. The Central

and Wan Chai Reclamation extends along the

waterfront from Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay. The

first phase of the Central Reclamation, involving

some 20 hectares at the Central waterfront, has

been completed.

The new land allows for expansion of the Central

Business District and construction of the Airpon

Railway's Hong Kong Station which became

operational in mid-1998. Reclamation work at West

Kowloon has allowed for the formation of some 328

hectares of land, including reclamation at

Stonecutters Island.

The broad objectives of the project are to provide

land for major transport links to the new airport at

Chek Lap Kok, including the Western Harbour

Crossing, West Kowloon Expressway and the

Airport Railway.

The reclamation also provides space to ease

pressure on adjacent congested residential and

industrial areas.


hub of Asia

Resurgence of vibrant Hong Kong as a

booming commercial centre

The uncertainty associated with the

reunification of Hong Kong with

China has passed, and now the region

is entering a new era of success as

industry thrives and development of

infrastruture becomes even

more important.

Economic Impact

THE Port of Hong Kong, the world's

busiest container gateway, is a vital

economic generator for the newly

established Special Administration

Region (SAR) of the People's

Republic of China.

More than 465,000 tonnes of cargo

and 40,000 TEUs are handled across

its quays daily as the port

accommodates a vast array of

consignments ranging from food and

consumer goods shops to hi-tech

machinery and industrial equipment,

destined either for Hong Kong's

shops/markets or for re-export into

international market places.

Indeed, the port is instrumental in

ensuring that Hong Kong, now firmly

established as an independent entity

under the Chinese flag, remains an

economic phenomenon which

continues to set the standards that the

rest of Asia can only follow.

The remarkable entrepreneurial

spirit of its population, developed

over 150 years of free trade, has led

to Hong Kong becoming the world's

seventh largest trading entity despite

covering an area of just 1,000 sq km.

An incredible five million people in

mainland China owe their jobs to

Hong Kong companies setting up

65,000 production facilities primarily

in neighbouring Guangdong

province, manufacturing everything

from toys, garments and furniture to

electronic goods.

Some 90 percent of Hong Kong's

manufactured goods — principally

made up of clothing and fashion

accessories, textiles, children's

games, watches, clocks,

telecommunication equipment and

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The modern skyline of today's successful Hong Kong

The new road link to the mainland highlights

Hong Kong's reunification with China.

footwear — are exported to markets

across the world.

In total, Hong Kong's merchandise

trade with the rest of the world

increased by five percent in 1997 to

more than HK $3,000 billion.

Domestic exports amounted to HK

$192,692 million and re-exports to

HK $1,138,849 million, while Hong

Kong imported HK $1,477,338

million worth of goods.

Main imports into Hong Kong in

terms of value include electrical

machinery, telecommunications,

audio and video equipment,

textiles, clothing, food, office

equipment and computers.

Mainland China continues to be

Hong Kong's leading trade partner,

accounting for 36 percent of total

revenues earned from the import

and export of cargo. Other major

trading partners include the US (14

percent), Japan (10 percent) and

Taiwan (5 percent).

More than half of all exports

out of Hong Kong and 40 percent

of imports are made by vessels

calling at the Port of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's status as one of

Asia's leading commercial centres

was enhanced by a 1997 stock

market turnover of HK $3,789

billion, although economic

decline in Asia led to the Hang

Seng Index ending the year at

10,722 points — a drop of 6,000

on its August peak.

Hong Kong is also the world's

ninth largest exporter of

commercial services as it

provides key business, financial,

technical, communications,

market research, advertising, design

and exhibition services to clients

across the globe.

A major financial centre, 81 of the

world's top 100 banks in terms of

total assets have established

branches or offices in Hong Kong.

In addition, Hong Kong — which

boasts Asia's highest per capita

income — is Asia's largest gold

bullion market and second largest

venture capital centre.

The strength and diversity of its

economy certainly leaves Dr Victor

Fung, Chairman of the Hong Kong

Trade Development Council

(HKTDC), in no doubt that Hong

Kong will continue to flourish while

other Asian countries suffer

economic recession.

"The Asian economic crisis has

given Hong Kong a special

opportunity to assert and explain the

unique role it plays in the Asia-

Pacific region," said Dr Fung. 'The

basis on which Hong Kong

competes has never been stronger

despite competitive devaluations

around the region.

"Hong Kong is a premium product

offering unique strengths to the

region in services, manufacturing

and our relationship with China,

strengths that, quite frankly, help

other countries compete."

Perhaps the best testimony of all

to dynamic Hong Kong is the fact

that 40 percent of all its companies

now boast overseas operations in

two or more countries.

Hong Kong Trade

Development Council

HONG Kong's booming economy

can only reap the benefits of its new

status as a Special

Administrative Region

(SAR) of the People's

Republic of China,

according to the Hong

Kong Trade Development

Council (HKTDC).

The organisation is

confident that closer

ties with mainland

China, its main trading

partner for over a

decade, have created

an even more solid

economic platform from

which Hong Kong

companies can survive

and flourish.

And it claims that

more countries are now

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The new extension of the Hong Kong Convention find Exhibitions

Centre- international promotions through exhibitions and trade fairs

attract millions to the island.

more confident to invest in Hong

Kong than ever before as years of

uncertainty about its economic,

commercial and political future after

1997 are finally at an end.

Assistant Chief Economist, Pansy

Yau, said: 'The smooth transition of

Hong Kong from British control to

China has finally ended years of

uncertainty about the future and

restored confidence in Hong Kong

to such an extent that more US and

British companies are ready to

invest in Hong Kong today than

before the handover.

"Hong Kong still has the same free

economy, low tax system, free port

and currency that it always has and

will continue to have for at least

another 50 years. Similarly, the

brain drain of professionals leaving

Hong Kong has reversed and, in

fact, there are more professionals

here now than ever before. Hong

Kong has long been mainland

China's window to the world and

will continue to be so for the

foreseeable future/'

Mainland China's economic

importance to Hong Kong and vice

versa cannot be underestimated.

China is by far and away Hong

Kong's leading trading partner,

accounting for 36 percent of all

imports and exports, worth a

staggering HK $1,049,815

million a year.

Hong Kong is also China's largest

source of foreign investment, with

Hong Kong manufacturing

companies with mainland

production plants responsible for

more than five million jobs in

neighbouring Guangdong

Province alone.

China is one of the leading

investors in Hong Kong, with nearly

1,800 mainland-backed enterprises

worth US $42.5 billion registered in

Hong Kong. The former British

colony is also China's most

important entrepot with nearly 50

percent of all exports passing

through Hong Kong.

Indeed, such is the closeness of

links between Hong Kong and its

new master that more than 800

vessels, 100 flights, 35 trains and

26,000 vehicles travel across the

border between Hong Kong and the

mainland each day.

Established in 1966 as a statutory

body for promoting and developing

overseas trade with the world,

HKTDC's objectives include

developing and diversifying markets

for Hong Kong companies,

strengthening its position as Asia's

leading venue for exhibitions and

trade fairs and enhancing the

worldwide image of Hong Kong, its

products and services.

HKTDC, which acts as a global

business co-ordinator for 28 key

Hong Kong business associations,

holds more than 350 promotional

events worldwide each year

involving more than 12,000

participants from Hong Kong.

In addition, it promotes Hong

Kong products through 20 trade

magazines with a global circulation

of 2.3 million copies, its own

computerised trade enquiry service

and delegations overseas. Its 20

major international trade fairs and

exhibitions in Hong Kong each year

attract 7,000 exhibitors and over

one million visitors.

HKTDC, whose members include

leading Hong Kong businessmen,

industrialists and representatives

from major trade associations, has

51 offices in 34 countries across the

globe, serving the marketing

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The new 34 km Airport Railway will provide Airport Express and

Tung Chung lines - the latter serving the airport support

community in the newly built Tung Chung in northern Lantau.

requirements of the region's

manufacturers and service providers.

Multimodal Gateway

HONG Kong's status as one of the

world's best equipped multimodal

gateways has been boosted by the

completion of the new international

airport at Chep Lak Kok and nine

other major civil engineering

projects connected with its opening.

The state-of-the-art airport, built

on 1,248 hectares of reclaimed land

north-west of Lantau Island, will

boast an ultimate capacity of 87

million passengers and nine

million tonnes of cargo a year.

Its remote location ensures that

the airport, initially equipped to

handle 35 million passengers and

three million tonnes of freight a

year, enjoys around-the-clock

operating status.

The airport — which replaces

Kai Tak, one of the top three

international airports handling

nearly 30 million passengers and

1.5 million tonnes of cargo worth

over HK $560 billion (US$70

billion) a year — is currently

served by 60 scheduled

airlines operating more than

200 departures daily to 100

countries across the world.

A new purpose-built

rail link guarantees 23-

minute journey times

between the HK $70 billion

(US$9.1 billion) gateway

and Hong Kong Island's

Central District.

Massive infrastructure

development projects

related to the new airport's

construction include the Lantau Link

— two major bridges and a viaduct

connecting the airport with

Kowloon and subsequently all urban

areas of Hong Kong Island — the

West Kowloon Expressway, Airport

Railway, Tung Chung, North Lantau

Expressway, West Kowloon and

Central Reclamation projects, and

Western Harbour Crossing, Hong

Kong's third underwater road tunnel.

The HK$13.8 billion (US$1.7

billion) Lantau Link comprises Tsing

Ma, the world's longest suspension

bridge spanning the 2.2 kilometre

distance between Tsing Yi and Ma

Wan islands, Ma Wan Viaduct and

Kap Shui Mun Bridge connecting

Ma Wan with Lantau Island.

The Airport Railway, running 34

kilometres from a new station on

Hong Kong Island to Chep Lak Kok,

is the world's first railway system

built specifically to serve an airport,

with an integrated design for

equipment and stations.

It provides direct connections to

Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway

(MTR) at Central and at Lai King,

courtesy of a new interchange

offering direct connections to the

Tsuen Wan Line.

Major new road systems include

the West Kowloon Expressway and

the 12.5 km long North Lantau

Expressway to Chep Lak Kok. Both

offer connections to Route 3, the

main north-west trunk road to

destinations in mainland China.

Hong Kong's recently completed

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The record-breaking Tsing Ma - the world's longest suspension bridge

and an example of Hong Kong's determination

to improve its infrastructure.

third road tunnel under the harbour,

the two kilometre long, six-lane

Western Harbour Crossing, is

capable of accommodating

180,000 vehicles a day.

The West Kowloon Reclamation,

providing 334 hectares of land

between Yau Ma Tei and Lai Chi

Kok for a multitude of purposes, is

the largest reclamation project ever

undertaken in Hong Kong,

increasing the size of the Kowloon

peninsula by a third and adding

one kilometre of waterfront.

Tung Chung on north Lantau,

designed to accommodate a

support community for the new

airport, is Hong Kong's ninth

new town and the first to be

built on an island.

All projects form part of the

Airport Core Programme (ACP),

one of the world's largest civil

engineering projects, designed to

enhance the territory's role as a

major international financial, trading

and business centre.

The Hong Kong Government

contributed HK $110 billion

(US$14.3 billion) towards the total

HK$155 billion (US$20 billion)

cost of all ten ACP projects.

Private sector investment and

commercial loans fund the

remaining development costs.

Hong Kong's rapidly growing

transport infrastructure provides

nearly 1,800 kilometres of

interlinking road networks up to the

border with China.

Hong Kong Island is covered by

one network and Kowloon, Kwun

Tong and Junk Bay by another,

whilst a third road system provides

rapid connection times between the

six new towns (Fan Ling, Sha Tin,

Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun and

Yuen Long) of the New Territories.

Three road tunnels, including the

recently completed Western

Harbour Crossing, link Hong Kong

Island and Kowloon and other

urban areas with surrounding

industrial sites.

Numerous ferry companies

operating out of dedicated facilities

at Hong Kong Port provide hundreds

of services a day for both

commuters and holidaymakers. Star

Ferries, perhaps the port's most

internationally famous operator,

provides a constant

flow of services from

Central to Tsim Sha

Tsui, Hung Horn and

Whampoa and

between Tsim Sha Tsui

and Wan Chai.

Nine different ferry

companies operating a

combination of

conventional and highspeed

vessels offer

more than 200 sailings

a day to nearly 30

destinations in

mainland China and

Macau from the port's

China and Macau

ferry terminals.

Air-conditioned MTR

trains cover 43.2 km of

track across Hong Kong

Island, Kowloon and

the New Territories (NT).

In addition to the

MTR, Hong Kong is served by the

Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) and

Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, one

of the world's most sophisticated

urban transport systems, linking NT

towns with Tuen Mun and Yuen Long.

KCR, equipped with 34 kilometres

of track stretching from Kowloon

Station in Hung Horn to the border

of mainland China, complements its

suburban passenger service with

daily freight trains to China serving

demand from both container and

bulk cargo customers.

Other transport options available

in Hong Kong include trams,

mini-buses, double-decker buses,

maxicabs and taxis.


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port operations

Marine services ensure safety is a top

priority at Hong Kong Port

The Government's Marine

Department is responsible for

maintaining the port's excellent

safety record, increasingly important

in recent years as traffic volumes

grow with the port's success.

THE waterways of Hong Kong

continue to be some of the busiest in

the world with over 230,000

dockings during 1997.

Ensuring the efficient and safe

operation of the port is the Hong

Kong SAR Government's Marine

Department, which is responsible

for all navigational matters and

safety standards for all classes

and types of vessels.

Headed by the Director of Marine,

S.Y. Tsui, the Marine Department is

guided by its mission to 'Promote

Excellence in Marine Services'. The

Department is a unique entity in the

international maritime community due

to the many duties it performs to

ensure the port's operations run

smoothly. 'The Marine Department is

not simply a government department/'

explained S.Y. Tsui. "We are also a

port authority in the eye of marine

administrations overseas," he said.

To facilitate efficient operations, the

Department is divided into five

operational divisions — Port Control,

Planning and Services, Multi-Lateral

Policy, Government Fleet, and

Shipping — each led by an

Assistant Director of Marine. In

total the Department employs

approximately 1,700 people.

Safety is a leading concern of the

Marine Department. An encouraging

20 percent decline in the number of

serious marine accidents in 1997

compared to the previous year is a

result of enhanced efforts in marine

traffic control. 'The maritime industry

is becoming more aware of the

importance of maintaining safety in the

harbour, and the Marine Department is

now more proactive in its safety

management approach," Mr Tsui said.

Commenting on the direction of the

Marine Department following the

reunification of Hong Kong with the

People's Republic of China, Mr Tsui

spoke of closer links with the

mainland. "In the future, we will have

more contact with our counterparts in

China, and I expect both sides will

have to co-operate often and make

use of each other's facilities,

information and technology," he said.

Mr Tsui acknowledged that Hong

Kong will now work closely with the

mainland with regards to

representations to international

forums such as the International

Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Locally, the Department works

closely with a number of Government

Departments and shipping

representative groups to ensure a

co-ordinated approach to port

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port operations

Functions of the Marine Department

(a) TO

of ships, cargoes and passengers within Hong Kong

waters;

(b) To ensure compliance with international and

local safety and marine environmental protection

standards in respect of ships registered and licensed

in Hong Kong, and using Hong Kong waters;

(c) To administer the Hong Kong Shipping Register,

and develop policy, standards and legislation in line

with international conventions;

(d) To ensure compliance with international and

local requirements on the competency of seafarers

for ships registered and licensed in Hong Kong, and

using Hong Kong waters, and to regulate the

seafarers;

(e) To co-ordinate maritime search and rescue

operations within Hong Kong's international area of

responsibility and ensure compliance with

international conventions.

(f) To combat oil pollution in Hong Kong waters,

collect vessel-generated refuse and scavenge floating

refuse in specified areas of Hong Kong waters, and

(g) To provide and maintain in the most costeffective

manner the more than 500 government

vessels that departments need to conduct their

business.

development between the public

and private sectors.

The Marine Department has been

working hard to increase its userfriendliness

in line with the

Administration's 'Helping Business'

initiative. These efforts delivered

simplified bureaucratic procedures,

computerisation of records and

enhanced customer service by the

Marine Department staff.

"Helping business is a government

policy in Hong Kong, so that is what

we do/' stated Mr Tsui.

KEY FACILITIES AND

SERVICES

Vessel Traffic Services

THE Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)

Branch of the Marine Department

provides services to sea-going

vessels and high-speed ferries

employed on international routes, to

facilitate their arrivals, expeditious

business activities and departures as

quickly and safely as possible.

These objectives are achieved

through:

(a) The Vessel Traffic Centre (VTC)

maintains surveillance coverage of

95 percent of Hong Kong waters

navigable by sea-going vessels so as

to monitor and regulate vessel

movements and the VTC also gives

information and offers advice to

mariners through a VHP network

according to prevailing navigational

conditions;

(b) The Port Formalities Office (PFO)

which enables all necessary

formalities concerning vessels

entering and leaving Hong Kong to

be achieved, and

(c) The provision of free

shipping information services to

allied governmental and nongovernment

agencies and the

provision of daily reports on a

fee-paying basis.

Passenger Terminal Services

THE Marine Department manages

both the Macau and China Ferry

Terminals which, respectively,

provide centralised ferry services to

Macau and various ports in China.

Satisfying the needs of tens of

millions of travellers every year, the

terminals are operated by the

government on a cost-recovery basis.

The Macau Ferry Terminal provides

10 operational berths for high-speed

passenger vessels, two conventional

ferry berths and a helipad which

allows helicopter services between

Hong Kong and Macau.

The China Ferry Terminal

provides eight berths for highspeed

passenger ferries and three

conventional ferry berths.

Harbour Moorings

THE Marine Department maintains a

total of 61 moorings mostly laid

within the Port of Hong Kong for the

use of commercial shipping.

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port operations

One of the many functions of the Marine Department is to

facilitate the safe and swift movement of ships,

cargoes and passengers through the port.

Of these, there are 41 'A' Class

moorings suitable for vessels of a

length not exceeding 183 metres,

and 20 'B' Class moorings for

vessels no longer than 137

metres in length.

Buoy dues are levied by the

Marine Department on vessels using

government moorings.

Pollution Control

THE Marine Department's Pollution

Control Unit is responsible for

preventing and cleaning up oil

discharges into sea and harbour

cleansing services.

The Unit undertakes regular

inspections of vessels that are

bunkering/transferring oil in Hong

Kong waters and advises the masters

on the precautions to be taken.

The Pollution Control Unit also

checks oil terminals to ensure

that their anti-oil pollution

equipment is in good order.

The unit provides a floating refuse

scavenging service in the harbour

and in the major typhoon shelters

and a free, daily domestic waste

collection service to sea-going

vessels moored or anchored in

Victoria Harbour.

Maritime Search and Rescue

(SAR) and Marine

Emergency Centre (MEC)

SINCE its establishment in 1985, the

Marine Department's Maritime

Rescue Co-ordination Centre

(MRCC) has become one of the

world's most highly regarded search

and rescue facilities.

The Marine Department is the

Maritime Search and Rescue

Co-ordinator for the area of the

South China Sea north of latitude

100° north and west of longitude

120° east, excluding the immediate

coastal waters of neighbouring

states. Covering an area of some

450,000 square kilometres, the

MRCC is one of the few fully

operational shore-based radio

stations of the Global Maritime

Distress and Safety System. It is

also instrumental in saving hundreds

of lives each year.

The Marine Emergency Centre

(MEC) is co-located with the MRCC

on the 12th floor of the Rumsey

Street Multi-storey Car Park

Building, Sheung Wan, where full

communication capability is

available for the co-ordination of

search and rescue missions for ships

getting into difficulties within about

1,300 kilometres of Hong Kong.

A full-time staff of SAR trained

officers are on duty at the MRCC

and MEC 24 hours a day.

Pilotage

THE Director of Marine is the

autority regulating and monitoring

pilotage services in Hong Kong.

Compulsory pilotage covers ships

of 3000 gross registered tonnes or

more and all gas carriers, which are

required to telex the Vessel Traffic

Centre 12 hours in advance of their

estimated arrival time to advise on

their requirement for the services of

a pilot. Pilotage services are

provided on a 24-hour basis by a

licensed pilot who is a member of

the Hong Kong Pilots Association.

Hydrographic Service

THE Hydrographic Office has taken

over provision to the shipping


port operations

Hong Kong's Public Cargo Working Areas are now contracted to the

private sector to ensure a more efficient use of facilities.

community of nautical services

which were provided by the British

Academy before the reversion of

sovereignty on 1 July 1997. The

office continues major re-surveys of

the port, and publish and sell

bilingual nautical charts and

publications. Hydrographic surveys

and nautical charts follow the

standards set by the International

Hydrographic Office.

The Port Services Division of the

Department is responsible for

ensuring that information contained

on charts and in nautical

publications is accurate and up-todate,

with a Hydrographic Office

established within the division to

perform these tasks.

Services to Local Craft

PROVIDING services to the

thousands of local Hong Kong craft,

the Marine Department has a number

of local offices throughout the SAR

for regulating and controlling local

craft, processing entry and clearance

of local and river-trade vessels,

managing public cargo working areas

and typhoon shelters.

The Department's duties

include licensing of launches,

ferries and pleasure vessels.

Public Cargo

Handling Areas

THE Marine Department has been

working in recent years to reform the

operation of Hong Kong's Public

Cargo Working Areas (PCWAs) to

ensure more efficient and fair use of

the facilities. As a result, berthing

space in PCWAs is now contracted

to specific users in the private sector.

These new arrangements began

operation in February 1998 after an

extensive 18-month consultation

period within the government and

with the industry.

Port State Control

HONG Kong is a founding

Committee Member of the Asia-

Pacific Regional Memorandum of

Understanding on Port State Control

(commonly known as the Tokyo

MOU) which was established in

December 1993.

The Marine Department is

obliged to ensure that non-HK

registered ships entering the Port

of Hong Kong comply with the

requirements of various international

conventions (IMO and ILO).

To satisfy its obligations under

the Tokyo MOU, the Marine

Department conducted port state

control inspections on 501 non-HKregistered

ships in 1997 with a reinspection

of about 40 percent. A

total of 769 inspections were

conducted in 1997, compared to a

total 475 inspections during the

previous year.

International Safety

Management Code

THE International Code for the Safe

Operation of Ships and for Pollution

Prevention — commonly known as

the International Safety Management

(ISM Code) — was incorporated into

the International Convention for the

Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) in May

1994.

The ISM Code will become

mandatory on 1 July 1998 for

passenger ships (including highspeed

ferries), oil tankers, chemical

tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers

and cargo high-speed craft.

The Marine Department is

Typhoon Shelters

THERE are 13 typhoon shelters

located throughout Hong Kong,

Kowloon, the Outlying Islands

and New Territories for public

use. Use of these shelters is

restricted to vessels under 50

metres in length.

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port operations

The MARAD Strategy study was commissioned by the Marine

Department in 1995 to assist in determining future planning and

expansion needs of the port up to the year 2001.

responsible for the auditing of Hong

Kong registered ships in conjunction

with recognised organisations to

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The Marine Department will

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MARAD Strategy Study

THE heavy use of Hong Kong

waters, combined with the

continuous development in the port,

demands efficient forward planning

to ensure that safety in the harbour

is not reduced.

To this end, the Marine Department

commissioned the MARAD Strategy

Study (Comprehensive Study on

Marine Activities, Associated Risk

Assessment and Development of a

Future Strategy for the Optimum

Usage of Hong Kong Waters) in

September 1995.

The study, which was completed

in February 1997, assesses the

present and future levels of marine

navigation risk in Hong Kong and

has established the way for a

blueprint for the best use of Hong

Kong waters up to the year 2001

through better integration of land

developments and water activities.

In accordance with the report's

recommendations, the Marine

Department has stepped up

necessary control and enforcement

measures in the harbour and has

reorganised to create a unified

patrol system to enhance patrolling

of Hong Kong Waters.

Other Government Services

OUTSIDE of the Marine Department,

there are a number of Government

departments and services which are

also essential in the efficient day to

day operation of the Hong Kong Port.

Port Health

PORT Health Office of the

Department of Health is responsible

for preventing the introduction of

quarantinable diseases i.e. cholera,

plague and yellow fever, into Hong

Kong through entry points.

All ships entering Hong Kong from

foreign ports are required to obtain

first a health clearance known as a

Pratique. Port Health Officers

conduct health clearance and are

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Western Quarantine and Immigration

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18:00 hours at the Eastern Quarantine

and Immigration Anchorage. Vessels

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anchorages should fly the appropriate

quarantine signal and make available

the following documents for

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one copy each of a Maritime

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passenger list; crew list; Deratting

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Pre-arrival health clearance in the

form of a Radio Pratique is available.

Applications for a Radio Pratique

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A fleet of launches belonging to the Customs and Excise Department

patrol the harbour and coastline and can search

suspiciotis vessels for contraband.

of the vessel, to the Port Health

Head Office during normal office

hours, and to the Port Health Airport

section by fascimile after normal

office hours until midnight. The

necessary documents must then be

forwarded to the Port Health Head

Office within 24 hours of arrival.

The Office provides facilities for the

issuing of Deratting Certificates and

Deratting Exemption Certificates.

Outbreaks of other infectious diseases

on board will be investigated and

their spread be placed under control.

Emergency medical assistance is

provided to vessels within Hong Kong

harbour round-the-clock, and radio

medical advices are conveyed via the

Marine Rescue Co-ordination centre

and the Coast Station to vessels at

high seas 24 hours-a-day.

Immigration

THE Harbour Control Section of the

Immigration Department provides

immigration clearance to maritime

vessels as well as all persons carried

on board the vessels arriving in and

departing from Hong Kong. The

service is available 24 hours a day

at the Western Quarantine and

Immigration Anchorage and from

06:00 to 18:00 hours at the

Eastern Quarantine and

Immigration Anchorage.

The Tuen Mun Immigration

Anchorage operates daily from

01:00 to 11:00 hours for river trade

vessels plying between Hong Kong

and Pearl River Delta Ports.

Pre-arrival clearance may be

considered for vessels which are

qualified under this facilitation

arrangement by application through

the shipping agent to the land office

on the 2/F, Central Government Pier,

Road D 3, New Central Reclamation

Area, Central, Hong Kong. The

Seaman Control Office which is part

of this Section and located at the

above address provides immigration

service for seafarers seeking

repatriation or transfer between ships.

Customs and Excise

HONG Kong Special Administrative

Region is a free port and does not

levy tariff on imported goods, but

excise duties are charged on

hydrocarbon oil, liquors, methyl

alcohol and tobacco irrespective of

whether they are imported or

manufactured locally.

The Customs and Excise

Department is responsible for

the protection and collection

of revenue on these commodities,

the suppression of illicit trafficking

in narcotics, the prevention

and detection of smuggling, and

the protection of intellectual

property rights.

The Department is equipped with

a fleet of Customs launches to

patrol the harbour and coastline.

Customs officers intercept and

search suspicious fishing boats,

river trade vessels and pleasure

craft for contraband.

Customs officers also inspect

sea-going vessels visiting Hong

Kong and examine the cargo on a

selective basis.

Fire Services

STATIONED throughout Hong Kong

waters are a fleet of seven fire boats

and two airport launches to provide

fire fighting services in the event of

an emergency.

The 1953-built Alexander

Grantham is stationed in the central

area of Hong Kong to protect the

Central harbour.

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Kwai Chung container terminals

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The Port Development Division of the Government's Civil Engineering

Department plans and oversees developments including

new Container Terminals.

and nearby oil depots are provided

through Fireboat 6, stationed at

Tsing Yi Island.

The 1997-built Fireboat 5 is

stationed at Tuen Mun River

Trade Terminal to protect the

nearby property.

Rapid response times for the fire

services fleet are achieved through

the use of a marine VHF network

which is linked to the Vessel Traffic

Centre, the Marine Police, the

helicopters of the Government Flying

Service and all merchant ships.

Civil Engineering

Department

VARIOUS divisions within the Civil

Engineering Department of the Hong

Kong Government construct and

maintain some of the noncommercial

port facilities in the

Hong Kong Port, such as seawalls

and public piers.

The Ports Works Division's main

task is the design and construction of

port-related infrastructure such as

typhoon shelters, seawalls and

reclamations.

The Technical Services Division

oversees the maintenance of all

government and public marine

facilities, in addition to the task of

maintenance dredging of the

harbour and unlined tidal sections

of river channels.

The Port Development Division is

responsible for the planning and

implementation of works for the

proposed Container Terminals 10

and 11 and associated North Shore

Development on Lantau Island,

Hong Kong Observatory

THE Hong Kong Observatory is

responsible for providing weather

forecasts for use by the maritime

community. Of particular

importance is the issuance of

operational warnings for impending

tropical cyclones, which are

unfortunate but regular annual

events in Hong Kong and the

South China Sea.

Weather bulletins for ships are

prepared twice daily by the

Central Forecasting Office and

include prognosis of winds, weather

and sea conditions for 17 marine

areas in the South China Sea, the

East China Sea, and the Western

North Pacific.

Bulletins are also prepared

and disseminated for the Global

Maritime Distress and Safety

System (GMDSS) at least four

times a day via the INMARSAT

communication satellites.

Also produced by the Hong Kong

Observatory six times a day are 24-

hour forecasts for the South China

coastal waters of wind, weather

and sea state as well as an outlook

for further 24 hours.

For ships within Hong Kong

waters, visual signals during daytime

and signal lights at night are located

in selected locations to warn of

severity of winds brought about by

tropical cyclones and strong

monsoons.

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world's leading container port

i Chung Container Port achieved high n

•ic throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and u

Superior container port prospers as agents

reap the rewards of private enterprise

Privately owned terminal operators

have led the way to success at Kwai

Chung Container Port, with a perfect

blend of efficiency and investment,

they provide an impeccable service

that will ensure continued growth.

Kwai Chung Container Port

THE jewel in the crown of the Port of

Hong Kong is the Kwai Chung

Container Port. Located on the

Rambler Channel on the western side

of the Kowloon Peninsula, Kwai

Chung is the home of the most

productive container terminals in the

world and serves as a shining

example of the efficiency delivered

by Hong Kong's private sector-led

development model.

Operations at the container port

began in 1972 with the arrival of the

first container vessel to Hong Kong

waters. Development accelerated

following the opening of the Chinese

mainland to international trade in

1978, which allowed Kwai Chung to

achieve double-digit growth rates in

container traffic throughout the 1980s

and early 1990s.

Of the 14.5 million TEUs handled

in Hong Kong in 1997, Kwai Chung's

privately-owned terminal operators

handled just under two-thirds (9.49

million TEUs), representing a rise of

9.3 percent over 1996.

There are currently eight container

terminals at Kwai Chung, divided

between four operators — Modern

Terminals Ltd (MTL), COSCO-HIT

Terminals (CHT), Hongkong

International Terminals (HIT) and Sea-

Land Orient Terminals (SLOT).

Productivity at Kwai Chung has

continued to increase over recent

years following heavy investment by

operators on modern container

handling equipment and information

technology systems. As a result, the

operation of Kwai Chung continues


world's leading container port

Although COSCO-HIT Terminals(CHT) has only been operating since

1994 it handled over 1.3 milliion TEU's in 1997.

CHT will launch a pre-advisegatehouse system in June 1998 which will

further improve the efficiency of tractor turnaround.

Hongkong International Terminals operates 10 berths and currently

handles 60 percent of all containers passing through Kwai Chung Port.

to set the benchmarks by

which the rest of the world

determines best practice in

container port operations.

The demands of the new

millennium are to be met at Kwai

Chung through the construction of

the new Container Terminal 9 (CT9)

on Tsing Yi, which is due to be

operational by the end of 2001.

COSCO-HIT Terminals

COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong)

Ltd (CHT) is a 50/50 joint venture

between China Ocean Shipping

(Group) Company (COSCO)

and Hongkong International

Terminals Ltd (HIT).

The terminal, situated on the

northern corner of Stonecutters

Island, is joined to the Kwai Chung

Container Port by a land bridge and

has a designed handling capacity of

900,000 TEUs per annum.

CHT began operations in

January 1994 and became fully

operational in July of the same

year. In 1997 it handled over

1.3 million TEUs.

CHT operates a real-time

yard computer system and an

up-to-date ship planning system

which ensure fast and efficient

container movement.

In June 1998, a pre-advise

gatehouse system will be

launched to replace the existing

system for tractors to deliver and

pick up containers. By knowing

the arrival of tractors beforehand,

and making use of computer

systems to check documents and to

direct yard location, CHT will

further enhance the efficiency of

tractor turnaround.

Hongkong International

Terminals (HIT)

HONGKONG International

Terminals (HIT), as the flagship of

the world's largest private container

terminal operator, Hutchison Port

Holdings Group, currently handles

about 60 percent of all containers

passing through

the Kwai Chung

Container Port.

HIT was

established in

1969 and

operates 10

berths at its

wholly-owned

container

terminals 4, 6

and 7, in

addition to two berths through a

50-50 joint venture with China

Ocean Shipping Co (COSCO) at

Terminal 8 East.

The combined throughput

of the 12 berths totalled 6.4 million

TEUs in 1997, a rise of 13 percent

over 1996.

HIT is set to grow further after

winning the rights to build and

operate two berths at the new

Container Terminal 9 (CT9)

development on Tsing Yi, which is

scheduled to become operational by

the end of 2001. Once complete,

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COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited


world's leading container port

The innovative 3P system which uses the latest information technology

has dramatically increased the productivity of Hongkong International

Terminals by a staggering 30 percent.

Terminal and has a major interest

in mid-stream operations through

its ownership of Mid Stream

Holdings, which handled 1.2

million TEUs in 1997.

HPH also has extensive interests

in ports throughout the world,

including eight ports on the Chinese

mainland.

the new CT9 facility will add 1.2

million TEUs of annual handling

capacity to HIT's present operations.

HIT carries out container freight

station activities in the Hongkong

International Distribution Centre,

which is located at Container

Terminal 4 and has over 290,000 sq

metres of storage area.

Driving HIT's growth in recent

years has been the company's $1.5

billion Productivity Plus Programme

(3P), whose key elements have

been to improve stacking, handling

and yard operations at HIT's Kwai

Chung terminals.

To increase stacking capacity in

the yard areas, HIT has acquired

new rail-mounted gantry cranes

(RMGs), which allow a very high

level of automation in their

operation. The stacking height of

some existing rubber-tyred gantry

cranes (RTGs) has also been

increased to allow for more efficient

land use and improved productivity.

The latest generation of postpanamax

quay cranes have been

purchased to increase container

handling capacity at the quay side.

HIT has also utilised new

information technology, known as

the 3P system, to improve yard

operations and deliver better

customer service.

The 3P project, which is

acknowledged to have boosted

HIT's productivity by over 30

percent, won the company the

prestigious 1997 Computerworld

Smithsonian Award for the cuttingedge

use of information technology

in the transportation sector.

HIT's parent company, Hutchison

Port Holdings (HPH), is a one-third

partner in the new River Trade

Modern Terminals Limited

(MTL)

MODERN Terminals Limited (MTL)

is Hong Kong's longest-established

container terminal, having operated

since the arrival on 5 September

1972 of the 58,000 tonne Tokyo

Bay — the first vessel ever to berth

at the Kwai Chung Container Port

Terminal One.

As the importance of

containerisation to the shipment of

cargo has increased over the past

quarter of a century, so has MTL's

size. MTL currently owns and

operates Terminals 1, 2 and 5 and

two berths at Terminal 8 (West),

with the capability of berthing eight

vessels simultaneously along their

combined length of 1,822 metres.

It has a workforce of over 1,300

employees and operates 24 hours a

day, throughout the year. Occupying

79.2 hectares, MTL has a stacking

capacity of 51,991 TEUs, served

by 19 quayside gantry cranes and

68 rubber-tyred gantry cranes.

There is an on-site, 12-storey

warehouse plus container freight

station facilities.

MTL has invested HK$2.4 billion

over recent years to upgrade and

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world's leading container port

Modern Terminals Limited(MTL) use the very latestpost-Panamax

cranes, part of a recent HK$2.4 billion investment program

contributing to the fast, efficient and reliable service.

MTL has a staff of 1300 and operates 24 hours a day, all year round to

achieve an impressive throughput of 3.4 million TEU's in 1997.

expand cranes, computers and other

yard facilities to guarantee the

highest levels of productivity and

customer service.

MTL's total throughput in 1997

was 2,037 TEUs, but following a

series of capacity enhancement

measures, the company's throughput

has been increased to 3.4

million TEUs.

A Customer Information

Services System (CIS) was

implemented in mid-1996,

enabling shipping companies

to retrieve on-line real time

information of MTL operations

such as container information

and vessel berthing schedules.

Beginning early next

century, MTL will start

operations at the yet-to-bebuilt

Container Terminal 9

(South) which, when

completed, will offer 1,210

metres of quayside frontage

and throughput capacity of

1.85 million TEUs. Upon

completion of CT9, MTL will hand

over its CT8 facility to a new

operator, Asia Container Terminals.

The new facility, to be located on

Tsing Yi Island, together with

ongoing efficiency improvements at

Terminals 1, 2 and 5, will see

overall annual throughput capacity

jump to 4 million TEUs.

With an eye on the burgeoning

volume of cargo required for

transportation between the rapidlydeveloping

industrialising areas

around the Pearl River Delta and

other parts of the world, MTL has

been exploring ways to expand

operations into the People's

Republic of China.

Negotiations and feasibility studies

are underway to determine the

possibility of MTL participating in

Western Shenzhen, Qingdao and

Ningbo Ports.

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The Asia Terminal Centre, operated by Sea-Land Terminals' subsidiary

Asia Terminals, is well-eqiiipped to handle freight operations

for the adjacent Terminal 3.

Sea-Land Orient Terminals have a 13 percent share of Hong Kong's

container handling market, and this looks set to rise with investment in

a new terminal to increase capacity.

Sea-Land Orient Terminals

SEA-LAND Orient Terminals (SLOT)

operates arguably the world's most

efficient container terminal,

handling more then one million

TEUs yearly despite the limitation of

a single berth.

A combination of high-tech

equipment, facilities and human

vigilance allowed SLOT to

accommodate 1.1 million TEUs in

1997, as an average of 20 vessels a

week called at Berth No. 3 of Hong

Kong's Kwai Chung Container Port.

Indeed such is the efficiency of its

handling operation that its 305

metre long berth — capable of

accommodating 5,500 TEU

capacity vessels with a draught of

1 2.2 metres — enjoys a 95 percent

utilisation rate 24 hours a day,

seven days a week.

SLOT's 1 7 hectare site is equipped

with 11 rubber-tyred gantry cranes,

14 bridge cranes and three quayside

gantry cranes which average 40

moves per hour, ensuring that it

takes SLOT just 10 hours to

load/discharge up to 1,200 TEUs

from a visiting vessel.

Located between the port's HIT

and MTL terminals, SLOT's facility

boasts a stacking capacity of 7,146

TEUs and a total yearly handling

capacity of 1.2 million TEUs.

High-tech computer systems and

EDI technology utilised at the

terminal include a Yard Inventory

Control System, a Vessel Stowage

System and a Gate System which

allows an average of 2,800 in-andout

transactions every 24 hours.

Container Freight Station

operations for Berth 3 take place in

the adjoining Asia Terminal Centre

— operated by SLOT subsidiary Asia

Terminals Ltd — which is equipped

with 94 receiving and loading bays.

SLOT also operates a container

storage and repair depot in South

Container Port Road, close to

Container Terminal 8, and utilises

the services of subsidiary Orient

Trucking Ltd (OTL) for onward

distribution by truck and barge to

destinations in Hong Kong and

mainland China.

OTL, which regularly operates

barges to Pearl River Delta ports,

currently has a fleet of 90 tractors

and 221 chassis based in Hong

Kong and nearly 100 tractors in

mainland China, used for carrying

out both cross-border trucking

operations and domestic services in

Guangdong Province in a jointventure

operations with Sinotrans.

Its comprehensive range of

services in Hong Kong has led to

SLOT capturing a lucrative 13

percent share of the regions

container handling market.

Managing Director Alan Y. Lee

said: "Our aim is simply to provide

the best possible service for our

customers. Hong Kong is the

gateway to Asia with vessels

calling at our facility primarily

serving the Asia-US, Asia-Asia

and Asia-Europe markets."

SLOT is determined to improve its

current facilities to ensure that it is

equipped to meet future demand by

participating in the investment of the

new HK$11 billion container

terminal (CT9) which will give Hong

Kong an additional holding capacity

of about 3.6 million TEUs

Its existing facility is exclusively

served by vessels operated by Sea-

Land, Maersk and the Tricon

Consortium (Choyang, DSR Senator,

Hanjin) shipping lines with cargoes

incorporating everything from

garments, electrical appliances and

waste paper to frozen vegetables.

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mid-stream operations

m operations a

'es at Hong Ko

Competitive mid-stream resources are a

vital boost to port activity

Essential to the port's operations are

the mid-stream facilites for offloading

cargo, originally acting as a relief to

congestion at Kwai Chung, they are

now an integral part of port activity.

MID-STREAM operations account for

a quarter of all cargo handling

activities at the Port of Hong Kong,

with more than 40 million tonnes of

freight a year being accommodated

by vessels at moorings or at anchor in

the busy harbour.

The Marine Department

specifically maintains 62 moorings

and eight public cargo working areas

equipped with nearly 7,700 metres

of quay for mid-stream operations,

ensuring Hong Kong's status as one

of the busiest gateways in the world

for such activity.

The facilities are complemented by

a fleet of 1,050 lighters and more

than 283 tow boats operated by

more than a dozen companies

carrying out mid-stream cargo

handling operations at the port.

All of the lighters in use at Hong

Kong Port, including 827 equipped

with their own derricks, allowing

them to load and discharge cargoes

between visiting vessels and the port's

quayside facilities.

The port's eight public cargo

working areas for mid-stream cargo

are located at Cha Kwo Ling, Kwun

Tong, Rambler Channel, Tuen Mun,

Tsuen Wan, Wan Chai, Western

District and new Yaumatei.

The port's dedicated moorings for

mid-stream operations are divided

into two classes — A for vessels of up

to 183 metres and B, for vessels with

a maximum length of 137 metres.

The combination of equipment and

facilities — more than 75 percent of

its moorings are 'typhoon' rated

ensuring that they are safe to use

during a tropical cyclone — allows

more than three million TEUs a

year to be handled mid-stream at the

Port of Hong Kong.

The total means that mid-stream

operations, originally viewed as

simply a low-cost alternative to

calling at Kwai Chung Container Port,

now account for 20 percent of all

46


mid-stream operations

A simulated model of the new HK$6 million River Trade Terminal,

which will become fully operational by the end of the century.

containers handled

in Hong Kong.

Indeed, such is the

operational

effectiveness of midstream

operations

today that such

activity is considered

vital to protect the

gateway's status as

the world's number

one container port

and a crucial

'relief valve'

for congestion at

Kwai Chung

Container Port.

Typical vessels

handled mid-stream

in Hong Kong

contain 2,000 TEUs,

although congestion

at the container

terminals

occasionally leads to

5,500 TEU capacity ships being

accommodated at anchor

by up to 11 lighters. The average

vessel loads/discharges 500 boxes

in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Port's list of midstream

operators includes Faith &

Safe Transportation, Fat Kee

Stevedores, Floata Consolidation,

Hoi Kong Container Services, Man

Tung Transportation, United

Prospect Consolidation and Yee Lee

Sea-Land Forwarding Co. Ltd.

River Trade Terminal

RIVER trade traffic through the Port

of Hong Kong is to be transformed

by the opening of a new purposebuilt,

first-of-its-kind River Trade

Terminal within the next 18 months.

Hong Kong's first dedicated

facility for Pearl River Delta (PRD)

traffic will boast 3,000 metres of

quay and 60 berths with a water

depth of six metres on a 65 hectare

site at Tuen Mun.

The huge site — developed by

River Trade Terminal Co. Ltd

(RTTC) — will provide

comprehensive services including

container handling, breakbulk

cargo handling & CFS services,

container storage, container

maintenance and repair, marine

shuttle lighter services and other

ancillary services such as

transloading, tugging and haulage.

Other facilities at the selfcontained

common-user complex

will include centralised government

services, offices for port and

transport-related industries as

well as banks, fuel filling stations,

canteens, convenience stores

and a clinic.

Scheduled marine shuttle lighters

will allow frequent services linking

the River Trade Terminal with the

Main Terminals, mid-stream (for

transhipment cargoes) and

designated berths in urban areas

(for local cargoes).

Import cargo from the PRD will be

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AGENCY ANDH

• Sun Hing Shipping Co. was established in Hong Kong in 1945

Hong Kong and China agents for major liner companies.

• Has 12 own offices in China with 110 staff. Locations include Shanghai,

Qingdao, Dalian, Tianjin, Beijing, Nanjing, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen,

Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shekou.

• Provides professional agency and ship husbanding services.

• Also provide other services such as trucking, warehousing, container

stuffing/unstuffing.

Contact Head Office at: 10/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong

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The unique common user terminal

well placed in Hong Kong to cope

with the cargo growth of Pearl River

Delta moving via this transshipment

hub port.

Service Scope

Cargo Handling (Container and Breakbulk),

Marine Shuttle Lighter

Container Freight Station,

Container Storage, Maintenance & Repair,

Haulage, Cargo Transloading

Area:

Seafront Length:

Operation Commencement:

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3,000 meters

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December 1999

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mid-stream operations

The River Trade Terminal will be a purpose built complex providing

services such as container and breakbulk cargo handling allowing Hong

Kong to meet the rapid growth in river trade.

sorted and consolidated according

to destination (Kwai Chung

terminals, mid-stream or designated

berths in urban areas) and export

cargo for destinations in PRO will

transfer to the RTTC.

The River Trade Terminal, at a

total investment cost of HK$6

billion, is scheduled to commence

operation at the end of year and

will be in full operation by the

turn of the century.

In 1997, the estimated volume of

River Trade containers was 1.9

million TEUs, the equivalent to 1 3

percent of the Hong Kong's total

container throughput.

A RTTC spokesman said:

"The terminal will play a

significant role in ensuring

Hong Kong Port maintains

its key hub status. As links

with mainland China grow,

it is forecast that there will

be a steady increase in river

trade into the next century.

"The purpose-built

complex will allow Hong

Kong to meet the rapid

growth in river trade and its

Tuen Mun location will

benefit the traffic

environment as there will

be reduced vessel

movements in the Ma Wan

Channel and vehicle

congestion on the roads."

River Trade Terminal Co.

Ltd's shareholders are Sun

Hang Kai Properties,

Hutchinson International

Port Holdings Ltd, Jardine

Matheson, Bank of China

and COSCO Pacific.

Floata Consolidation

FLOATA Consolidation is one of

Hong Kong's major mid-stream

operators accounting for 20 percent

of all mid-stream container handling

operations at the port each year.

The company, a wholly owned

subsidiary of Hutchison Port

Holdings Ltd, utilises six container

depots and fleet of marine and landbased

cargo handling equipment to

accommodate more than 600,000

TEUs annually at Hong Kong Port.

Its six specialist container depots,

covering an area of more than

242,000 sq metres, are equipped

with stacking space for nearly

40,000 TEUs, 12 barge berths, 265

reefer plugs, empty container

storage facilities and container

maintenance and repair workshops.

The company, whose port

facilities include dedicated terminals

for inbound and outbound

shipments, owns 30 lighters and

barges including a specially

designed jumbo barge with elevated

knee, 30 reach stackers, 63 trucks

and a floating pontoon.

Its comprehensive range of midstream

services to vessels calling at

the port include vessel

loading/discharging, transhipment

handling, barge shuttle, container

storage, warehousing, container

maintenance/repair and trucking.

A Pro-Panamax container ship

capable of holding 5432 TEUs is the

largest vessel ever handled by Floata

Consolidation at Hong Kong Port.

Floata — which counts Hanjin,

DSR-Senator, OOCL and Evergreen

among its major clients — is also

equipped to handle project and

heavy lift cargoes.

The company attributes its success

of the last 20 years to the simple

philosophy of providing "Highquality,

reliable, efficient services at

a competitive price".

Hoi Kong Container

Services Co. Ltd

HOI KONG Container Services Co.

Ltd operates at Kwai Chung and

Tuen Mun, and provides a


mid-stream operations

Hoi Kong Container Services offer reliable and adaptable container

handling, storage, repair and haulage.

Highly efficient depot operations and modern equipment help ensure

Hoi Kong's reputation for quality.

comprehensive mid-stream services

including container handling, laden

and empty container storage,

container repair and maintenance,

haulage, cargo consolidation and

other auxiliary services.

Hoi Kong owns fleets of purposebuilt

lighters and tugs which provide

reliable and flexible sea operation

services to shipping companies.

Modernised equipment including

frontloaders, reachstackers and

container tractors and trailers ensure

efficient depot operations.

The company uses an advanced

computer system and EDI

technology to improve service

quality, operation efficiency and

traffic management.

A company spokesman said: "Our

objectives are to provide a quality

and efficient container handling

service that contributes towards

maintaining Hong Kong's status as a

key hub in Asia and the world's

leading container port. We will

continue to improve the efficiency

and quality of services/'

Hoi Kong is owned by Sun Hung

Kai Properties and Jardines

Matheson & Co. Ltd.

Stonecutters Island

THE Port of Hong Kong's cargo

handling capabilities have been

boosted by the opening of a

new HK$240 million Permanent

Mid-Stream Facility at

Stonecutters Island.

The 6.7 hectare facility,

built by the Hong Kong SAR

Government, aims to provide

a lower cost alternative to

existing container terminals

and allow the port to better

absorb the spillover at

Kwai Chung during the busy

peak season.

When fully operational in

September 1998, the complex

will boast a 600,000 TEU per

annum capacity as a host of

private operators offer midstream

handling services for

container, semi-container, bulk

and break-bulk cargoes.

The terminal's six berths

are specifically designed to

accommodate river trade

and coastal size vessels as it

particularly aims to appeal to

intra-Asian traffic.

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Dedicated providers of bulk materials

help fuel the economic engine

Imported into the Port of Hong Kong

every year are millions of tonnes of

bulk cargoes, including coal, cement

and petroleum, which are all

essential commodities for the power

and building industries in the region.

BULK cargoes primarily made up of

coal, cement and petroleum products

account for more than 50 million

tonnes of freight handled at the Port

of Hong Kong in 1996.

Coal is the main source of energy

for Hong Kong's two main power

stations which import nearly seven

million tonnes a year to facilities

capable of accommodating

140,000 dwt vessels.

Between them Green Island Cement

and Far East Cement handle nearly

three million tonnes of cement across

the gateway's quays yearly as noncontainerised

bulk shipments account

for around 18 percent of the

gateway's total tonnage throughput.

BP, Caltex, China Resources

Petroleum & Chemical (CRPC), Esso

and Shell are just a few of the major

oil companies with terminals at Hong

Kong Port capable of handling

100,000 dwt refined product tankers.

China Light & Power

CAPE-SIZE bulk carriers bring regular

coal shipments to CLP's Castle Peak

Power Station at Tuen Mun in the

New Territories.

The plant's cape-size berths are

capable of accommodating 140,000

dwt carriers up to 1 7 metres draught.

The use of dolphins allows the

simultaneous berthing of two vessels.

CLP uses the berths to import more

than 2.5 million tonnes of coal a

year to Hong Kong direct from coal

mines in Australia, Indonesia, South

Africa and China.

Quayside handling equipment at

the company's Hong Kong port-based

complex includes three 1,000 tph NEI

unloaders fitted with scissor grabs and

two 1,500 tph Mitsui unloaders with

clamshell grabs.


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Green Island Cement, Hong Kong's leading cement manufacturer,

provides cement to concrete companies and building contractors across

the island and the new teritories.

Green Island Cement's impressive Tap Shep Kok production plant is

Hong Kong's largest manufacturing site.

Far East Cement

Company Ltd

FAR East Cement Co. Ltd is one of

the biggest single importers of

cement to Hong Kong, handling

more than 500,000 tonnes of

imported product a year at its

Lamma Island terminal.

Its modern facilities at Hong Kon^

port include a single berth capable

of accommodating up to 25,000

dwt vessels, two 20,000-tonne

capacity quayside silos and

distribution depots in Chai Wan

and Tsim Sha Tsui.

The company, which

exclusively imports high quality

Portland Cement from Japan's

Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co.

Ltd, uses a combination of selfpropelled

barges and cement

tankers to deliver its product to

the Hong Kong market.

opportunities created by the

on-going development of Hong

Kong's infrastructure to increase its

slice of the bulk cement-market.

Hong Kong's market leading

cement manufacturer and supplier

provided virtually the entire cement

required to construct the new Hong

Kong International Airport at Chek

Lap Kok, as well as the Western

Harbour Crossing and North

Lantau Expressway.

And it continues to provide

around-the-clock bulk supplies of

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC),

Portland Pulverised Fuel Ash

Cement, and Pulverised Fuel Ash

(PFA) to concrete companies and

building contractor clients across

the Hong Kong region.

In addition, the company delivers

about 1 5,000 tonnes of bagged

cement to local building firms and

exports a large volume of cement

for infrastructure development in the

Pearl River Delta area.

Its wide variety of customers led

to GIC handling more than 2.2

million tonnes of bulk material at

the Port of Hong Kong and across

the new territories during 1997.

The company's main Hong Kong

Port site boasts a deep water berth

capable of accommodating 60,000

dwt vessels and a second jetty, with

an alongside water depth of 4.5

metres, used almost exclusively to

accommodate lighters.

Limestone, gypsum, silica, copper,

slag, clinker and other raw materials

used in the cement production

Green Island Cement

ONE company that cannot be

accused of being set in its ways

is Green Island Cement (GIC),

which continues to seize

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Hongkong Electric's Po Stti Tsui plant generates enough elctricity for

1.5 million people living and working in Hong Kong.

Hongkong Electric imports coal from Australia, China and Indonesia

to keep up with demand for electricity in the region.

process — principally imported by

vessels from neighbouring China,

Japan, Korea and Thailand —

represent the bulk of the cargo

handled across its two main jetties.

A combination of 40 trucks and a

fleet of nine barges with combined

capacity of 6,000 tonnes and three

tugs are used to distribute its

products across Hong Kong and the

surrounding region.

The company's quayside storage

capacity includes silos designed to

hold up to 60,000 tonnes of cement

and a vast assortment of covered

storage areas capable of

accommodating up to 90,000

tonnes of limestone and 60,000

tonnes of clinker.

GICs environmentally-friendly

160,000 sq metre Tap Shep Kok

production plant is Hong Kong's

largest manufacturing site. By

judicial use of waste as new

materials and fuel, GIC has received

a strong endorsement for its

environmental efforts and has won

the Private Sector Committee on the

Environmental Performance Award

for two consecutive years.

Hongkong Electric

HONGKONG Electric uses a single

berth capable of accommodating

100,000 dwt vessels to import 3.5

million tonnes of coal a year to its

Hong Kong port-based power plant.

The berth boasts a water depth of

16.5 metres, two IHI

1,000 tph grab

unloaders and a IHI

1,500 tph continuous

loader, ensuring it is

more than well

equipped to quickly and

efficiently handle the

regular flow of coal

vessels from Australia,

China and Indonesia.

The company, which

uses its plant at Po Lo

Tsui to supply electricity to 1.5

million people living and working

in private and commercial premises

on Hong Kong and Lamma islands,

ensures that it always has a

minimum of six weeks supply

of coal in storage at its Lamma

Island facility.

To ensure adequate and reliable

electricity supply, Hongkong

Electric's coal inputs through the

Port of Hong Kong have increased

steadily over the years since 1982,

when the Lamma Power Station

first began operation. By

December 1997, the eighth

coal-fired generating unit was

commissioned, bringing the total

installed capacity to 3,305 MW.

Hong Kong's sub-tropical climate

certainly ensures distinct daily and

seasonal demand for electricity

supplies with summer's peak low,

due to the drop in the need for

lighting and heating during daylight

hours almost compensated for by a

huge increase in usage of air

conditioning to combat average

30° C temperatures with up to 100

percent humidity.

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ferry terminals

Superb ferry services provide fast and

efficient transport links

An amazing 18 million travellers a

year visit nearby China and Macau by

ferry passing through the Port of

Hong Kong, taking advantage of the

regular sailings and state-of-the-art

terminal facilities.

FERRY services to mainland China

and the Portuguese enclave of Macau

account for 18 million passengers

a year passing through the Port of

Hong Kong.

Around seven million passengers

yearly visit Kowloon's China Ferry

Terminal as a host of ferry companies

operate services to nearly 30

destinations in mainland China

and Macau utilising a combination

of both conventional and

high-speed vessels.

Hong Kong Island's Macau Ferry

Terminal handles 11 million

passengers a year as a flotilla of jetfoils,

jet-cats, hover ferries and

catamarans provide around-the-clock

services to nearby Macau.

And 50,000 cruiseship

passengers a year visit the port's

state-of-the-art Ocean Terminal

which often welcomes such

prestigious visitors as the QE2

and the Canberra.

Both ferry terminals are managed by

the Marine Department while the

port's dedicated cruiseship terminal is

privately owned and operated by the

Kowloon Wharf Terminal &

Warehouse Ltd.

China Ferry Terminal

HONG Kong Port's modern China

Ferry Terminal is home to seven

companies operating daily services

to nearly 30 destinations in mainland

China and neighbouring Macau.

The Kowloon-located terminal —

part of a giant complex incorporating

two hotels, five office blocks and a

shopping arcade on podium levels —

handles an average of 18,500

passengers daily as a constant flow of

ferries dock at its 14 berths designed

to accommodate both conventional

ferries and high-speed craft.

The terminal features Arrivals and

Departure halls and a hi-tech baggage

handling system — comprising

mechanical conveyor belts, baggage

carousels, lifts, hoisting cranes and

tow tractors — for transporting

baggage between the passenger

complex and vessels at the quayside.

Up to 70 sailings daily connect Hong

Kong with 27 mainland ports including

15 daily departures to Macau,

principally for the convenience of

holidaymakers based in Kowloon.

Guangzhou, Shekou, Shanghai,

Taiping, Xiamen, Wuzhou, Shenzhen

and Jiangmen are just a few of the

cities in mainland China served from

the terminal, which currently handles

6.8 million passengers a year.

Operations at the terminal during

1997 peaked on 9 February when

45,348 passengers passed through the

facility.


ferry terminals

Over 30,000 passengers a day travel through Hong Kong's popular

Macau Ferry Terminal enjoying its excellent facilities.

Take in the luxury of the Ocean Terminal - tailored for the world's

largest cruiseships - its terminal building accomodates numerous

stylish shops and restaurants.

Ferry companies serving the China

Ferry Terminal include Chu Kong

Shipping, Expert Fortune, Hong Kong

Ferry Co. Ltd, Wu Gang Shipping,

Xiamen United Enterprises (Hong

Kong) Ltd, CTS-Parkview Ferry

Services and China Merchants

Shipping & Enterprises Co. Ltd.

Macau Ferry Terminal

OVER 30,000 passengers a day pass

through the port's Macau Ferry

Terminal as 45 ferries make 130

round trips between Hong Kong

and Macau and a handful of

mainland ports.

The superbly equipped terminal,

handling 11 million passengers yearly,

boasts 10 berths for high-speed

passenger vessels and two

conventional ferry berths for

companies using a wide variety

of craft to operate between Hong

Kong and Macau.

The 24 hours-a-day facility, divided

into three parts with its main inner

and outer islands accessible by

pedestrian bridges from Hong Kong

Island's Shun Tak Centre, is also

equipped with its own rooftop helipad

for travellers wishing to travel to

Macau by air.

The complex's passenger friendly

facilities include 66 immigration

desks and 38 customs counters, and a

snack-bar and duty free shop in the

departure lounge.

Closed circuit TV (CCTV) cameras,

baggage X-ray machines and metal

detectors are among the assortment of

sophisticated security equipment

within the terminal.

Ferry operations within the terminal

boundary are regulated by the Marine

Department's Berthing Control Office

(BCO) which communicates with ferry

captains by radio and intercom system

and utilises CCTV screens to maintain

around-the-clock surveillance of the

berths, adjacent water areas and

approach to the terminal.

In addition to services to Macau,

four of the terminal's six ferry

operators also offer daily departures to

a handful of cities in mainland China.

Its ferry companies include Far East

Hydrofoil Co Ltd, CTS-Parkview Ferry

Services, Chu Kong Shipping, Hong

Kong Ferry Co., China Merchant

Shipping & Enterprises Co. Ltd and

Expert Fortune Co.

Operations during 1997 peaked at

the terminal on 10 February when

59,830 passengers passed through

the facility.

Ocean Terminal

LUXURY liners the QE2 and

Oriana are regular visitors to the Port

of Hong Kong's stylish Ocean

Terminal which is more than wellequipped

to accommodate the

world's biggest cruise ships.

The terminal, privately operated

by Hong Kong company Kowloon

Wharf Terminal &

Warehouse Ltd, has two

berths of 1,000 ft (300

metres) and 1,250 ft (381

metres) respectively, with

an alongside water depth

of 10 metres.

Passengers disembark

direct from visiting vessels

into the modern three-storey terminal

building which contains an upmarket

shopping complex boasting more than

150 shops and restaurants ranging

from Mothercare to high-fashion

stores such as Moschino, Hugo Boss

and Versace Collections.

Its selection of restaurants to suit all

tastes includes TCBY, Pizza Hut,

Mario Italian Restaurant, Hardee's,

Cups 'n Cones/Mrs Fields Cookies and

Dan Ryans Chicago Grill.

Hundreds more commercial outlets

including hotels and cinemas can be

found in four inter-connected

shopping complexes — The

Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, Ocean

Centre, Ocean Galleries and The

Gateway — ensuring that the Ocean

Terminal forms part of Hong Kong's

largest shopping arcade known as

Harbour City.

Kowloon Wharf Terminal &

Warehouse Ltd's Ocean Terminal

Manager, Kwan Kin Wing, said: "Our

deep water berths and range of

facilities ensure that Hong

Kong's Ocean Terminal can

easily accommodate the largest

ocean liners afloat."

The Ocean Terminal handled a

total of 50,000 passengers during

1997 as 62 cruise ships called at

the terminal.

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A wealth of opportunities attract

successful shipping lines

The authorities of Hong Kong and the

organisations founded to look after

the interests of shipping in the area

are working together to ensure

that local shipping industry

continues to prosper.

The Hong Kong Shipping

Register

THE coming year looks set to be a

year of growth for the Hong Kong

Shipping Register. The Register, which

records the details of vessels that

operate under the Hong Kong SAR

flag, was at its lowest in November

1997 with only 5.543 million Gross

Registered Tonnage (CRT), which

represents almost a 40 percent

decline compared with its peak of

9.09 million CRT in May 1996.

The two main reasons for the drop

were the movement of British-owned

vessels to other British registers

following Hong Kong's reunification

with China, and a level of

uncertainty among some shipowners

about possible operational

restrictions on their Hong Kongregistered

vessels after 1997.

However, the smooth transition to

the 'One Country, Two Systems'

model has allayed many concerns,

with the expectation that Hong

Kong-based shipowners, along

with a number of mainland

Chinese shipowners, are beginning to

place vessels on the Hong Kong

Shipping Register.

Towards the end of 1997, the

tonnage on the Register has shown a

steady growth; by the end of March

1998, there were 487 vessels totalling

6.067 million CRT.

The Hong Kong Government's

Marine Department, in its role as

administrator of the Shipping

Register, has continued its efforts to

help the shipping industry together

with the Hong Kong Shipowners

Association (HKSOA) and other

interested parties. Measures were

also introduced to make the register

more internationally competitive.

Improvements to the Hong Kong

Shipping Register announced in early

1998 include:


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Arthur Bowring, Director of Hong Kong Shipowners Association is

responsible for actively promoting the interests of both shipowners

and shipmanagers in the region.

The requirement for the first

registry inspection for cargo ships

not more than 10 years old to be

waived provided the first annual

survey is conducted by a

government surveyor;

Hong Kong registered ships will be

required to install safety equipment

in line with international maritime

convention requirements; and

• Fees for the issue of Hong Kong

licences to foreign certified officers

and for the employment and

discharge of seafarers to be

absorbed by annual tonnage dues.

In addition to these measures, a

government/private sector working

group has been formed to consider

long-term improvements to further

improve the competitiveness of the

Hong Kong Shipping Register.

According to S.Y Tsui, Director of

Marine, the new initiatives will not

compromise safety standards onboard

Hong Kong SAR registered

vessels. "Our objective is to

maintain the quality of our Register,

but we also go along the line of

helping business. The Marine

Department is trying to streamline

procedures and get rid of

bureaucracy along with outdated

rules and regulations/' he said.

Arthur Bowring, Director of the

HKSOA, said a number of Hong

Kong-based shipowners are now

realising the potential benefits of

also having their vessels registered

in Hong Kong. "A lot of shipowners

in Hong Kong are asking: 'Why

should I have my ship registered

with some nameless bureaucrat in

Panama or New York' I would

rather have somebody down the road

who I can call up and talk to now/'

Mr Bowring said.

The Hong Kong Register has a very

good status and the Marine

Department is very accommodating

— they are very customer focused

and client responsive/' he added.

The Hong Kong Shipowners

Association

THE Hong Kong Shipowners

Association (HKSOA) serves the

primary purpose of promoting the

interests of the large shipowner and

shipmanaging community in the

Special Administrative Region.

The fleet of vessels owned or

managed by the Association's

membership — over 1,000 oceangoing

vessels totalling 52.5 million

dead weight tonnes — represents

one of the largest in the world. All

vessel types are represented on the

association's book, with over 40

percent classified as bulk carriers,

while tanker and container ships are

also prevalent. Vessels owned or

managed by HKSOA members

include those registered in 35

countries, with the majority of

vessels flagged in Panama, Hong

Kong or Liberia.

Since its establishment in 1957, the

HKSOA has grown to become

internationally respected in maritime

circles as an authoritative source of

opinion on issues affecting Asian

shipping interests.

The unique composition of the

Association, with a large number

of associate members from all fields

of the maritime sector, sees the

HKSOA active in a wide range of

endeavours.

Association Director, Arthur

Bowring, believes it is the varied

membership that is the strength

behind the HKSOA's success. "By

having associate members it gives us


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Neil Russell, Chairman of Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association

which concentrates on operational and logistical issues for the many

lines it represents.

the opportunity to look at issues indepth

without having to have a huge

secretariat/' Mr Bowring said.

Associate members of the

organisation include major banks,

classification societies, maritime

lawyers, average adjusters, ship

agencies, shipbrokers, ship builders

and repairers, surveyors, insurance

brokers and Protection and Indemnity

(P&l) clubs. The process of opinion

forming is achieved through subcommittees

and working groups, with

the executive committee overseeing

the Association's operation.

The HKSOA has also been a

leading member of the seven-year old

Asian Shipowners Forum (ASF).

"We're very active in the forum itself

and have members on all the (ASF)

standing committees. By doing that

we're collecting opinions across Asia

on a lot of the issues and on how

these issues are affecting Asians,"

Mr Bowring said.

Despite the fact that Hong

Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee

Hwa was a former Chairman of

the HKSOA in 1976-77, the

Association believes that the profile of

the shipping industry needs to be

raised in government circles.

"Shipping, by nature, is a very private

business normally run by private

individuals who have their own ships

— it's not necessarily a transparent

business," Mr Bowring said. 'The

association is hoping to increase the

awareness of people in Government

and the Legislative Council of what

we're trying to achieve."

The association is also

endeavouring to lift the international

profile of Hong Kong as a shipping

centre. "I don't think a lot of

people in the rest of the world

realise the amount of shipping

business that goes on in Hong

Kong," Mr Bowring said.

To achieve these goals, the HKSOA

is increasing efforts to collect data

and promote the Hong Kong

maritime sector. "We're keen on

promoting Hong Kong as an

inclusive centre and telling people

what we have to offer as a gateway

to Asia and the rest of China," Mr

Bowring said.

The return of Hong Kong to

Chinese sovereignty has seen the

HKSOA develop close links with

Beijing, with the association

meeting with the People's

Republic of China then Premier Li

Peng in November 1997, as well as

with the Minister of

Communications Huang Zhen

Dong. "The association had a

fantastic reception in

Beijing and we had this

wonderful feeling of

being part of the family,"

said Mr Bowring.

Enjoying 'the best of

both worlds', he

explained that concerns

over the return of Hong

Kong to Chinese

sovereignty have proven

unfounded. "Hong

Kong, as a part of

China, has unrivalled

access into Beijing and,

at the same time, Beijing

wants to keep Hong

Kong completely

autonomous and very international,"

Mr Bowring said.

The Hong Kong Liner

Shipping Association

PROVIDING a common voice for the

many shipping lines that call at the

Port of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong

Liner Shipping Association.

An active participant in industry

affairs since its founding in 1982, the

Liner Shipping Association counts

among its members over 90 percent

of all shipping lines and agencies

that are represented in Hong Kong.

The Association does not involve

itself in commercial issues such as

freight rate negotiations or the

determination of surcharges,

preferring to focus on operational

and logistical issues affecting all

shipping lines.

"The issue of the competitiveness

of Hong Kong is at the top of the

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Executive Director ofHoiuj Konj] Shippers 3 Council, Clement Yucng, is

irorkinjj to improve conditions for importers and exporters in Honjj Kinijj.

Agenda for this year/' said

Secretary/Treasurer Roberto

Giannetta. "We see there is an issue

where Hong Kong is becoming

uncompetitive compared to the

regional ports, particularly the

regional People's Republic of China

ports/ 7 he said.

Mr Giannetta warned that Hong

Kong must act now to maintain its

competitiveness. "Hong Kong's

position as the world's busiest

container port is probably going to

be lost in the next few years... but

we do want to see the port stay as

competitive as possible/' he said.

To communicate its views, the

Hong Kong Liner Shipping

Association is a member of a

number of government run

committees, including the Pilotage

Advisory Committee, the Port

Operation Committee, and the

Liner Transport Container

Handling Committee.

In particular, the Association

points to Hong Kong's position as

'the most expensive port in the

world' as an impediment to the

port's continued competitiveness,

particularly compared to the

neighbouring Shenzhen ports like

Yantian, Shekhou and Chiwan.

A further issue that the Liner

Shipping Association has been

promoting is the need to dredge the

Rambler Channel into Kwai Chung

from its current depth of 12 metres

to a depth of 14-15 metres.

This work, which would enable

the port to accommodate the latest

generation of containerships when

they are fully loaded, is now

expected to be completed by the

year 2001, when the new Container

Terminal 9 project is finished.

The Association would also like

to see the dredging of the Tong

Gu channel to allow shipping

lines easier access to the Pearl

River Delta ports.

Mr Giannetta concluded that the

Liner Shipping Association aimed to

maintain Hong Kong as a regional

shipping hub. "Hong Kong is a great

place for consolidation and having

everything together in one place.

There is an advantage to shipping

lines maintaining a hub based in

Hong Kong, as long as the price is

right and as long as it makes

commercial sense," he said.

The Hong Kong

Shippers' Council

THE lifeline of an international

trading port like Hong Kong are the

people whose cargo is moved in

and out of the port — the importers

and exporters.

Bringing together this diverse

group of individuals and companies

is The Hong Kong

Shippers' Council

(HKSC).

Established in

1967, the Council

represents shippers

on issues relating

to the movement

of goods by sea,

air and land.

"One of our

main activities is

to monitor freight

rates and the level of services of the

transport service providers,"

explained HKSC Executive Director,

Clement Yeung. "If we feel the

freight rates are unreasonable or the

level of service is not good enough,

we will raise the issue with the

parties concerned," Mr Yeung said.

The Council is always keen to

promote the expansion of facilities

within the Port of Hong Kong, and

has been a big supporter of the new

Container Terminal 9 project which

will soon be built at Kwai Chung, as

well as developments of new

container terminals in Lantau.

The Hong Kong Shippers' Council

is also very active in the provision of

training to shippers and transport

sectors through a range of short and

long-term education programmes on

shipping, air freight, trade

documentation and cargo insurance.

The representation of Hong Kong

shippers in international forums is

an important function of the

Council. Participation on the

Federation of ASEAN Shippers'

Council is one example of the

HKSC's international activities.

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China Navigation always delivers a quality service, with its 12 vessels

offering both charter and liner operations to South East Asia

and the Pacific.

The Council also publishes the

bimonthly, bilingual magazine

Shippers Today, which is distributed

to freight forwarders, shipping

lines, airlines and transportation

companies in Hong Kong, China

and overseas.

The main membership of the

organisation is based on 15 major

trade and industry associations,

while there are also around 50

individual companies that have

chosen to support the HKSC by

seeking associate membership.

Issues of concern, which the

Council aims to address this year,

include the ongoing debate regarding

the level of terminal handling

charges (THCs) imposed upon

shippers by the shipping lines, and

the higher cost of using the new

Hong Kong International Airport at

Chep Lap Kok compared to Kai Tak.

In recent years, the Council has

also been lifting its relationship with

the People's Republic of China. "We

have been trying to work closely

with the Chinese authorities

responsible for the transportation of

goods because this is an important

issue for Hong Kong shippers/' Mr

Yeung said. "And although the Hong

Kong Port is very efficient, it is not

very cheap, so we take it upon

ourselves to keep shippers informed

of the developments in the Chinese

ports, especially those across the

border in Shenzhen," he added.

China Navigation

CHINA Navigation Co. (CNCo) Ltd,

the deep sea flag carrier of the

multi-faceted Swire Group, boasts a

fleet of 12 Hong Kong registered

vessels utilised on both liner and

charter services across south east

Asia and the Pacific region.

The vessels, which make up

75 percent of its 1 6 ship fleet,

include regular Hong Kong Port

callers the 500-TEU capacity

container vessel Poyang and

1 5,500 dwt container/ro-ro carrier

Pacific Islander.

The Pacific Islander, capable of

accommodating 446 TEUs and nearly

600 vehicles, calls at Hong Kong as

part of CNCo's twice monthly Greater

Bali Hai liner service, connecting

Hong Kong, Japan and Korea with 11

south Pacific islands including Fiji,

Tahiti, Western Samoa and the

Cook Islands. The 9,744 dwt Poyang

calls at the port about once every

three weeks as it carries out timecharter

operations between Japan,

China and Taiwan.

The average age of the CNCo's

fleet is just eight years, with the

163,000 dwt Capesize bulker,

Erradale, representing the largest dry

cargo vessel built at a UK yard.

In addition, CNCo jointly owns

four deep-sea container vessels with

P&O Nedlloyd and three feeder-size

container ships with Korea's Dong

Young Shipping.

Founded in 1872, CNCo uses its

fleet to provide liner services to 72

ports in the south Pacific region and

container and bulk operations

worldwide on a charter basis.

General Manager Fleet, Captain

Duncan Telfer, said: "In global terms

we are small compared to other

shipping lines but our priority is

quality service not size. The

importance of Hong Kong to

China Navigation is reflected in

the fact that our worldwide

shipping headquarters is still based

here despite just a few dozen port

calls a year."

CNCo managed liner operations

include Chief Container Service

(Australia-South Pacific), New

Guinea Pacific Line (South East Asia-

South Pacific-Australia), and the

Greater Bali Hai (North and East

Asia-Pacific Islands).

Regular cargoes carried by CNCo

vessels, currently handling around

100,000 TEUs yearly, include

everything from bags of rice,

condensed milk, coffee, cocoa

and copra to copper ore and

other metals.

Other Hong Kong companies

which are 100 percent owned or

jointly owned by the Swire Group

include Cathay Pacific Airways,

Hong Kong United Dockyards

(HUD) and Modern Terminals

Limited (MTL).

OOCL

ORIENT Overseas Container Line

(OOCL), handling over 1.6 million

TEUs in Hong Kong each year,


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Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is one of the largest

containerised shipping lines in the world handling 500,000 TEUs

in Hong Kong annually.

OOCL has a substantial fleet of 34 modern vessels serving routes to

Europe, the US and the Far East.

is one of the largest global

container operators on the planet,

providing customers with fully

integrated, containerised

transportation services.

The Hong Kong based carrier -

principally serving destinations in

Europe, the US and the Far East

from Hong Kong — utilises a very

modern fleet of 34 container vessels

to carry 1.6 million TEUs across the

globe yearly.

Its vast worldwide network

encompasses six principal trade

routes covering the Trans-Pacific,

Trans-Atlantic, Far East/Europe, Far

East/Australia, Far East/Middle East

and Intra-Asia markets.

OOCL's operations through Hong

Kong Port are complemented by

weekly East/West services carried out

by "Grand Alliance" members

Hapag-Lloyd, Malaysian International

Shipping Corporation, NYK Line,

OOCL and P&O Nedlloyd.

The formidable new alliance is the

largest such strategic grouping in the

world, involving more than 100

deep-sea container ships offering a

combination of weekly services

across a vast area stretching from

North America to Japan.

Stanley C. Shen, OOCL's General

Manager Corporate Affairs, said:

"The new alliance has

created an exceptionally

strong product to meet

our customers' needs

both for the present and

the future. Together we

ensure a balanced fleet

deployment in the major

trades of the world

container market. The consortium

will also bring new opportunities

and value to all member carriers

and customers/'

OOCL's commitment to

upgrading its fleet has recently led

to it taking delivery of a 2,800 TEU

ice-class vessel and the last of eight

state-of-the-art 5,000 TEU capacity

new buildings for use on its Asia-

Europe service.

As a Hong Kong-based company

located on the doorstep of China,

OOCL has built an extensive

network of services, people and

offices throughout China catering for

customers' ever increasing needs in

trading with one of the world's

largest economies.

Information is the key to

successful business

and OOCL is not

only a leader in

information

technology in

container

transportation, but

also in the global

business

environment.

OOCL has invested

heavily both in

terms of hardware

and people in the

development of the information

systems to serve customers' present

and future needs. Almost all its

offices, including those in

extremely remote locations, have

online direct links with its global

information network, enabling

its people to capture and

redistribute vital cargo

information anywhere.

All people at OOCL share the

"We take it personally" spirit and

always take extra steps in serving

their customers.

In addition to owning and

operating its own fleet of container

vessels, OOCL operates container

terminals, owns 160,000 TEUs and

1 3,000 container chassis and

provides container management,

road haulage, agency, forwarding

and cargo consolidation services.

OOCL, which employs around

1,000 staff in Hong Kong and a

further 3,000 at 140 offices and

agencies worldwide, is a subsidiary

of Orient Overseas (International)

Limited, a public company listed on

the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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Comprehensive services are the key to

smooth-running port operations

The array of companies providing

port services at Hong Kong

are committed to providing the best

possible performance and play a vital

role in maintaining the port's

popularity as a prime Asian gateway.

Chemical (CRPC) operates its own

fleet of bunker barges as does Feoso

Oil Ltd, Mobil and Shell. Other

bunker suppliers at the port include

Caltex, Esso and BP.

HONG Kong boasts one of the

world's most comprehensive and

versatile maritime service industries

embracing thousands of companies

dedicated to ensuring the smooth

around-the-clock flow of vessels and

cargo through the port.

From agents and brokers

representing various vessels to

forwarders, tug companies and an

assortment of specialist cargo

handling operators, all play a vital

part in helping maintain the gateway's

status as the hub of Asia and the

world's busiest container port.

CargoNet

HONG Kong has long been the preeminent

port for Southern China and

the hub for feeder ports around the

South China Sea. In a city where

change is the only constant, however,

nothing can be taken for granted.

Steady expansion of South China

ports — such as Yantian, Zhuhai and

Gaolan — and the resumption of

cross-straits shipping between Taiwan

and mainland China is having a

significant impact on the ocean

shipping industry. As a result, the Port

of Hong Kong must compete hard in

Bunkers

THE port's oil terminals provide

various grades of heavy fuel oil,

marine diesel, gas oil and lubricants

for vessels calling at Hong Kong.

All major facilities are capable of

accommodating tankers ranging in

size from 35,000-130,000 dwt

although most principally receive

supplies by barge from oil refineries

in mainland China.

China Resources Petroleum &

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port services

CargoNet's PortNet initiative allows port users access to an extensive

information network increasing efficiency and helping to maintain

Hong Kong's premier port status.

the sphere of services in order to

maintain its lead.

A new port community network

operated by CargoNet -

Transportation Community Network

Ltd - is providing Hong Kong's ocean

shipping industry with a powerful

new tool to keep the shipments

flowing. CargoNet's PortNet project

— which is backed by a consortium

representing local and international

transport and IT interests — became

fully operational in May 1998.

PortNet was one of the first, and a

significant piece, of CargoNet's

unique suite of applications which

applies a shared real time

information network to the task of

transacting international trade.

Global IT services giant EDS — one

of CargoNet's major backers —

plans to use Hong Kong's

PortNet as the model for similar

developments in other major

global trading centres.

According to Ian Craig, Chief

Executive of CargoNet, PortNet uses

intelligent network technology to

enable much of the workflow

involved in the trade process to

take place in parallel, rather than

through the traditional multi-stage,

paper-based process.

"From the outset our concept was

to speed up the trade cycle by

introducing the ability for trade

information to be routed to multiple

parties at the same time/' said Mr

Craig. 'Through PortNet, the

information needed by the different

players in the trade process is

delivered as soon as it is generated

by whoever 'owns' that particular

piece of information. The level of

control inherent in the realtime

technology we're employing means

everyone gets the information they

need to do their job — nothing

more and nothing less."

PortNet employs standard Internet

technologies and marries them to a

more sophisticated real time

information transport mechanism.

The result is a real time

e-commerce extranet in which core

infrastructure is shared between

PortNet members with different

applications, and interfaces are

provided to meet specific sector

and company requirements.

The concept of a realtime

electronic commerce extranet has

been under development by

CargoNet since 1996, with much

of the detailed planning for PortNet

taking place during a six-month

analysis of information workflow

at Hongkong International

Terminals (HIT), another major

CargoNet backer.

HIT puts a lot of emphasis on

information infrastructure in its

strategy of continuously increasing

efficiency to maintain Hong Kong's

position as the region's hub for

container transport. PortNet plays a

key role in the strategy by enabling

terminal operators to add value by

acting as information hubs and

help the ocean shipping industry

as a whole to become more

customer-focused.

The first phase of PortNet was

rolled out in December 1997 with

support for real time information

links between terminal operators

and shipping lines, among which

K-Lines and Maersk were among

the first to sign up for the new

service. Phase two, which extended

PortNet to include freight

forwarders such as Cargo Services,

Calberson and Kuehne & Nagel,

went live in March 1998.

Network applications to support

shippers — along with links to

government agencies such as

Customs and Excise and other

business partners — were delivered

in May 1998, establishing PortNet

as a complete community system for

the Port of Hong Kong.

According to Mr Craig, CargoNet

will continue to expand the scope of

the network to bring in other parties

in the trade and transport cycle such

as marine insurers and banks that

are active in the Hong Kong trade

finance market.

"We anticipate having all the

important players in the ocean

industry participating in PortNet

by the end of 1998. As the

number of real time participants

in the community network

expands, the value of the whole

i

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ft

YIU LIAN DOCKYARDS LIMITED

We have committed our self to give our customers excellent quality

workmanship and technical expertise for various types of vessels.

Facilities and Services;

• Two floating docks in Hong Kong;

190x26.8mtrs with 12,000 tons lifting capacity,

252x45.8mtrs with 36,000 tons lifting capacity,

Sheltered berth 912mtrs with max depth S.Omtrs.

• One floating dock in Shekou, China.

190x27.8mtrs with 12,500 tons lifting capacity.

Sheltered berth 650mtrs with max depth llmtrs.

• One floating dock in Zhangzhou, China.

155x23.4mtrs with 8,500 tons lifting capacity.

• Steel fabrications, electrical and machinery

workshops providing services to docking,

alongside repairs and conversions.

Tsing Yi Yard:

No. 1-7, SaiTso Wan Road,TsingYi

Island, N.T., Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2436 7800

Fax: (852) 24360590

Telex: 34647 YLDHK HX

Shckon Yard:

Lianyand Road, Jetty Three, Shekou,

Shenzhen, China

Tel: (86 755) 6684165 / 6678073

Fax: (86 755) 6684860

Zhangzhou Yard:

Zhongying Economy Development

District, Longhai, Zhangzhou,

Fujian, China

Tel: (86 596) 6851192

Fax: (86 596)6851192

The Hongkong Salvage & Towage Co Ltd

On call 24 hours a day,

every day, for:

• HARBOUR TOWAGE

• DEEP-SEA TOWAGE

• SALVAGE SERVICES

• HEAVY LIFTING UP TO

350 TONNES

• NEW BUILDING DESIGN,

SUPERVISION AND

CONSULTANCY

• PROJECT CHARTERING

'Chek Chau', 3600 BMP

(Delivered January 1998)

Address: 3/F HUD Building, Sai Tso Wan Road, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong

Telephone: (852) 2612 6800 Fax: (852) 2480 5894 Telex: 37322 HKTUG HX

e-mail: hkst@hktug.com website: www.hktug.com


port services

With its hi-tech equipment and modern facilities, Brigantine Services is

a world leader in container repairs.

Tow boats and lighters play an extremely valuable role at the Port of

Hong Kong, handling over 40 million tonnes of mid-stream cargo a year.

relative to the sum of its parts

increases/' said Mr Craig.

"By enabling Hong Kong's

shippers, forwarders, carriers and

terminal operators to be more

responsive, both individually and

collectively, PortNet is helping

Hong Kong maintain its lead as the

region's premiere trade hub."

Container Repair -

Brigantine Services Ltd

(Container Services

Division)

BRIGANTINE Services Limited

(Container Services Division), one of

the world's leading container repair

companies, boasts a state-of-the-art

refurbishment plant on a 23,000 sq

metre site in Yuen Long.

Hi-tech equipment at the modern

plant, capable of refurbishing any

container up to 45 ft (1 3.7 metres)

long and 9.5 ft (2.9 metres) high,

includes a fully automatic,

computer-controlled shotblaster

designed to ensure greater precision

and uniform quality.

The plant, covering an area of

nearly 7,000 sq metres, boasts three

environmentally-friendly paint

process lines to accommodate both

conventional solvent-borne and

water-borne paint systems.

Unlike any other container

refurbishment plant in Asia, BSL's

Yuen Long facility has a capacity of

four 45 ft high cube steel containers

per hour, including possible repair.

Its newly established

reefer box repair line for

heavy damaged boxes

occupies an area of 1,000

sq metres complementing

repair work, including

PTI's, carried out at its

depots in Lau Fau Shan

and at the Modern

Terminals Limited (MTL)

port facility.

BSL, the first company

in Hong Kong to

introduce a Reefer Service

Centre, also acts as an agent for

several major reefer unit

manufacturers that include Thermo

King (Sabroe Reefer Cool),

Mitsubishi and Seacold.

Eva Lam, BSL's Assistant Manager

for Sales & Marketing, said: "Our

qualified and experienced reefer

technicians are

capable of

providing all kinds

of reefer repair

services, retrofits

and modifications

for different

manufactured

reefer units."

BSL, which in

addition to its

agency work is the

exclusive Graff spare parts dealer in

the Far East, utilises its own

refrigerant machine to avoid ozone

depletion as part of its commitment

to protecting the environment.

Lighters & Towage

A FLEET of 1,600 lighters and 500

motorised tow boats are used to

handle more than 40 million tonnes

of mid-stream cargo a year at the

Port of Hong Kong.

The port's lighter fleet, which

includes around 200 specially

designed to accommodate

containers, transport both breakbulk

and containerised cargoes

between vessels at moorings and at

anchor in the busy harbour and

public cargo working areas or

private berths around the territory.

Tow boats used to move dumb

lighters around the harbour generally

feature a length of 38-65 ft. (11.5-

20 m) and an engine capacity of

between 46-600 kW(62-800 hp).

Hong Kong's largest lighters,

operated by around a dozen midstream

operators, are capable of

accommodating up to 100 TEUs.

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South China Towing Co Ltd

M/TUG "SHANTOU" - HARBOUR/DEEP SEA TUG

3600 BHP SOT BOLLARD PULL Z-PELLER

ROUND THE CLOCK SERVICE AT TEL: 2548 5205, 2548 5214 FAX: 2858 2641

UNIT 3206 SINGGA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 148 CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST, H.K.

130 YEARS OF QUALITY SERVICE.

|ver 130 years in the ship

repair business may not be a record. But you stand out from the

crowd. Especially in Asia. j^3^

^^2J u t we're not looking at the

past. We have just had a new floating dock with lifting capacity

of 40,000 tonnes built for us. You don't make that sort of

investment unless you are confident that you can continue to

give quality service. HUD is the mark of skill and experience.

' Floating docks with lifting capacity of up to

40,000 tonnes

• Round the clock service x 7 days per week

• Harbour repair services

' Modern workshop facilities and equipment to

meet the demands of today's ship owners

• In excess of 1,000 employees

Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd

TYTL 108, Sai Tao Wan Road, Tsing Yi Island, N.T., Hong Kong

Telephone: (852) 2431 2828 Facsimile: (852) 2433 0180

Telex: 43547 HUDHK HX Cable: HUDREP HK


port services

Hong Kong Salvage and Towage operates the largest and most up-todate

fleet of tugs on the island providing reliabe towing, berthing and

salvage support services 24 hours a day.

Providing towing, escort and berthing services to ocean-going vessels is

Hong Kong's second largest tug company, Tui Lian Agency Ltd.

All lighters at the port are equipped

with a single handling derrick.

Floata Consolidation, Hoi Kong

Container Services and Faith & Safe

are among the gateway's largest

lighter operators.

Hong Kong Salvage

& Towage

HONG Kong Salvage & Towage's

modern fleet of 22 tugs totalling

73,600 hp carry out an average of

85 harbour movements a day as it

provides a comprehensive range of

support services to vessels calling at

the Port of Hong Kong.

The company, which owns and

operates the largest and most

modern fleet of tugs in Hong

Kong, uses its vessels to provide 24

hours-a-day towing, berthing and

salvage support services as well as

assistance with on-going marine

construction projects.

Its fleet, which includes three

vessels operated by Hong Kong

subsidiary Victoria Harbour

Tugs, is capable of handling all

types of vessel both within and

outside the port.

The only tugs in Hong Kong to

have anti-pollution gear fitted and to

be classed with

FIFI I notation,

the Hong Kong

Salvage &

Towage Co. Ltd

is the only HKbased

member

of the

International

Salvage Union.

Staff based at the company's Tsing

Yi Island command centre control

maintain an around-the-clock link

with the Marine Department's Vessel

Traffic Centre which provides a

constant flow of information about

all vessels entering and leaving

Hong Kong waters.

Its tug operation at the Port of

Hong Kong is complemented by

marine services carried out by

wholly-owned sister company,

Woodchurch Shipping Co., which

owns the giant semi-submersible

floating crane/dock Proteus 1.

The multi-purpose vessel boasts a

crane/barge lifting capacity of 350

tonnes and the capability to act as a

dry dock for vessels up to 1,000

tonnes displacement.

And such is the demand for Hong

Kong Salvage & Towage's vessels

that its seven ocean-going tugs

providing up to 55 tonnes bollard

pull are constantly on standby for

overseas work through the Asia-

Pacific region and the Middle East.

In addition to tug operations the

company acts as a marine consultant

and provides project management

for new buildings.

Hong Kong Salvage & Towage's

Marine General Manager, Alan

Loynd, said: "Offering a diverse

range of services to a wide range of

customers is the name of the game."

The company has certainly come a

long way since its humble

beginnings in 1935 when it relied

on just two steam-powered tugs to

serve the needs of Hong Kong's

shipping industry.

South China Towing Co. &

Yiu Lian Agency Ltd

HONG Kong's second largest tug

company, Yiu Lian Agency Ltd, uses

its fleet of 14 vessels with power

outputs varying from 1,500-3,200

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port services

As well as supplying essential towing services, versatile South China

Towing also assists in infrastructure development projects such as

bridges linking the new Chep Lap Kok airport to the mainland.

Local shipping agents provide a full range of support services, including

acting as freight forwarders and brokers.

Boat Co. Ltd. which operates

a fleet of 18 tugboats with 1280

BMP capacity.

hp to provide towing, escort,

berthing and unberthing services

for ocean-going vessels calling

at the port.

South China Towing Company

which started in 1987 with

only four harbour tugs now

operates a fleet of 7 Z-Peller

drive tugboats ranging from

2600 to 3600 BMP to provide

round-the-clock towing,

berthing, escorting and salvage

support services.

It has also expanded to

provide assistance in

infrastructure development

projects such as bridges linking

the Chep Lap Kok new airport

to the mainland. South China

Towing can now provide

coastal and deep-sea towage

services following the arrival of

a 3600 BMP new-built tug

Shantou. In addition, it also

offers marine consultancy and ship

management services.

Other companies providing tug

services at the port include Luen

Hing Shipping, New Moonraker

Motorboat, and Kam Hung Motor

Shipping Agents

LOCAL shipping agents

provide a range of key support

services to vessels calling at the

Port of Hong Kong.

Agents representing both shipping

lines and individual vessels typically

liaise with port authorities and

provide or organise a plethora of

services ranging from the supply of

food, spare parts and fuel, to

arranging for injured crewmen to

receive hospital treatment.

Many agents also act as brokers

and freight forwarders, booking

cargo space on visiting vessels and

organising the onward distribution

of freight by both land, sea and air.

AsiaLink Shipping, Gulf Agency

Company, Jardine Shipping


port services

Quality facilites and services are offered to all vessels that pass through

the Port of Hong Kong.

Agencies and Van Ommeren Marine

are among hundreds of companies

providing shipping agency services

to vessels calling at the Port of Hong

Kong each year.

Leading freight forwarders in Hong

Kong include Combined Logistics,

JAS Ocean, International Freight

Express and Wilson.

Vessel Classification

MORE than half-a-dozen vessel

classification societies are

represented in Hong Kong between

them boasting a highly-skilled

workforce of surveyors capable of

carrying out on the spot surveys of

hull machinery and outfit.

All ocean-going vessels require

surveys at regular intervals in order

to maintain their classification which

acts as an indicator to shippers,

charterers and insurance

underwriters that necessary standards

of design, construction, outfit and

safety are being maintained.

Independent assessments of vessels

and cargo are carried out by host of

ship surveyors such as Inchcape

Testing Services (Hong Kong), Sworn

Measures & Weighers (HK) and

Toplis & Harding.

In addition Hong Kong's ship

surveyors often act for classification

societies to determine the condition

of cargo, hull and machinery.

Vessel classification organisations

based in Hong Kong include the

America Bureau of Shipping, Bureau

Veritas, China Classification Society

(Hong Kong Branch), Det Norske

Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyds

Register of Shipping and Nippon

Kaiji Kyokai.

Waste

A COMPREHENSIVE refuse

collection service for all local and

sea-going vessels is provided by the

Marine Department which uses

barges to transport nearly 5,000

tonnes of packed oily and chemical

waste a year to Tsing Yi Island's

Chemical Waste Treatment Centre.

The state-of-the-art facility, which

also receives oil and chemical waste

from vessels and industry, ensures

that Hong Kong is in line with

guidelines drawn up by the

International Maritime Organisation's

1973 Marine Pollution Conference

and MARPOL 73/78 Protocol.

Water Supply

WATER boats operated by Wah Kee

Water Boat (1973) Ltd, Leung Tai Kee

Waterboat Co. Ltd and Union

Waterboat Co. (1972) Ltd provide

fresh water supplies to vessels at

anchor and mid-stream moorings.

Vessels calling at Hong Kong's

Ocean and Kwai Chung container

terminals can obtain fresh water

supply at berth.

Wah Kee's three supply boats with

capacities of up to 450 tonnes can

each deliver a maximum 150 tonnes

of water per hour. Union, equipped

with four waterboats with an average

300 tonne capacity, also operates

the water pipelines at the Ocean

Terminal, capable of delivering up to

1,000 tonnes of water per day to

visiting cruiseships.


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port history

A rich history of international trade sets

the standard for present day success

Over the past 150 years, Hong

Kong has flourished as a trade

and shipping centre, paving

the way for today's prosperity.

iffir

THE histories of Hong Kong and the port

are inextricably intertwined. Established

by the British government for the primary

use as an entrepot to the Chinese

mainland, the port has serviced the needs

of all types of shipping throughout its

history — from the early days of sail and

steam ships to the latest generation of

diesel powered container ships.

In the wake of the First Anglo-Chinese

War, Hong Kong Island was given to the

British by the Manchu Government

following the Treaty of Nanjing, which

was signed on 29 August 1842.

With the exception of a four-year

period during World War 11,,Hong Kong

remained under British control until 30

June 1997, at which time the region was

returned to Chinese sovereignty.

According to the records of the East

India Company, use of the Hong Kong

harbour by British Merchant vessels goes

back as far as 1689, with the port

steadily growing as a trade centre since

the early 1800s.

After the signing of the Treaty of

Nanjing, growth of Hong Kong

accelerated, with Sir Henry Pottinger

declaring the port to be a free port and

open to all ships, without discrimination,

in March 1842. i *£,

tjhe Second Anglo-Chinese War during

1856-58 was ended by the Treaty of

Tianjin, but following further hostilities,

the 1869 Convention of Peking saw the

handover of Stonecutters Island and

areas of the Kowloon peninsula to the

British, The New Territories were added

to the Hong Kong region on 9 June

!1898, under a 99-year lease from the

Chinese Government.

The busy trade in and out of Hong Kong

was soon supplemented by locally

manufactured goods in the last quarter of

the 19th century, by which time the port

had emerged as a major centre for world

trade. Alongside this, the port became a

thriving shipping services industry,

including ship building and ship repair

facilities, with the first dry dock in Hong

Kong completed in Aberdeen in 1860.

Ferry services, now an essential part of

the harbour view, first emerged in 1880

when the first regular cross-harbour

I service was launched.

The return of the British to Hong Kong

after the conclusion of the Second World

War saw the port resume its role as a

major international trade centre — a title

which was cemented with the emergence

of the new era of containerisation.

The arrival of containership Tokyo Bay

at Modern Terminal Limited's newly

finished Kwat Chung Container terminal

on 5 September 1972 was a watershed

moment not only for the port, but for all

of the people of Hong Kong. ^J^"

Now, as the world's largest container

port, the faith of those early pioneers in

|the future of containerisation has well and

truly been vindicated.

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Building a winning reputation for

high-quality ship repair

Hong Kong Port's collection of

specialised ship repair services can

always be relied upon for expertise

and efficiency, allowing

smooth-running port operations to

continue.

Afai Ships Ltd.

HONG Kong's Afai Ships Limited

specialises in the construction of

high-speed aluminium passenger/car

catamarans.

Using state-of-the-art facilities at the

Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu) Ltd in

Panyu, China, Afai concentrates on

building vessels of mainly 80 metres

long and above — its latest vessel to

be launched is the K50 vessel which

reaches 50 knots when fully loaded.

Brigantine Services Ltd

(Marine Services Division)

BRIGANTINE Services Ltd (Marine

Services Division) specialises in

services and repairs to ship's

machinery and marine diesel engines.

The company, which employs more

than 100 fully qualified technicians

and engineers, carries out the repair

and reconditioning of diesel engine

parts at its 4,199 sq metre (45,000 sq

ft) Yuen Long workshop.

Authorised by MAN B&W, New

Sulzer Diesel and Mitsubishi Heavy

Industries to perform maintenance

and repairs on their engines,

Brigantine's range of services includes

the reconditioning of pistons, cylinder

heads, exhaust valves and spindles,

fuel pumps and valves.

In addition, flexible Brigantine

performs repair and maintenance

work for main and auxiliary engines,

turbochargers, pipework, hydraulics

and automation systems.

Its 'riding repair teams' are

supported by a harbour launch and

land vehicles equipped with 17-tonne

capacity cranes.

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ship repair

HongKong United Dockyards has been repairing ships for 130 years and

includes the QE2 as one of its prestigious clients.

HongKonjj United Dockyard's Tsing Ti Island ship repair yard has one

of the largest and most up-to-date floating docks in Asia.

HongKong United

Dockyards

HONGKONG United Dockyards

(HUD), one of the few dockyards to

be continuously in business for

more than 130 years, specialises in

routine and emergency drydockings

and repairs to vessels at the

shipyard and afloat at berths, buoys

and anchorage.

The company, formed from the

1973 merger of the Hong Kong &

Whampoa Dock Company and

Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co.,

boasts clients ranging from the

world's largest container vessels to

cruiseships such as the QE2.

HUD's main 100,000 sq metre

ship repair yard at Tsing Yi Island is

equipped with one of the biggest

and most modern floating docks in

Asia. The floating dock United was

relocated to the site earlier this year

from its previous mooring at Yam 0

off Lantau Island. It has a lifting

capacity of 40,000 tonnes and is

able to handle most types and sizes

of vessels, particularly the new

generation of container vessels up

to 300 metres in length and with a

beam of up to 41 metres. HUD's

other floating dock, Whampoa has

a length over blocks of 220 metres,

an operational width of 32.3

metres and lifting capacity of

20,000 tonnes.

The company's Tsing Yi Island

yard also contains 250 metres of

jetty, mobile and fixed gantry

cranes of up to 120 tonnes capacity

and an assortment of specialist

workshops that includes the largest

steel workshop in Hong Kong

equipped with presses up to 500

tonnes, rolls, cutting and welding

facilities and four 30-tonne capacity

overhead cranes.

Its impressive range of facilities

allowed HUD to carry out dry

dock and floating repairs to more

than 60 vessels in 1997 with most

ships spending less than seven

days in port.

Typical ship repair work carried

out by HUD covers everything

from routine repairs and

refurbishment to major overhauls,

conversions and lengthening.

New streamlined HUD, which

today employs 525 full-time staff

after a major operational

restructure in November 1997

counts all the leading shipowners

and ship management companies

among its customers.

HUD's Marine Manager, George

Windram, said: "We are always

striving to improve our performance

as the competition, particularly from

ship yards in mainland China, is

fierce. Hong Kong, however, is a

preferred port of call for most ship

owners and our reliable, quality, ontime

performance record persuades

many to use our facilities despite

4

higher costs than elsewhere in

south-east Asia/'

The company complements

operations at its Hong Kong

facilities by providing a range of

specialised marine services to its

clients at ship repair yards in China,

such as Guangzhou in nearby

Guangdong Province.

HUD's determination to diversify

its range of services, however,

means that land projects now

account for nearly 50 percent of

activity at its Hong Kong Port yard.

The bulk of its non-marine-related

activity concerns the installation and

maintenance of electrical and

mechanical equipment and the

manufacture of steel structures for

clients, ranging from government

offices and commercial buildings to

industrial plants throughout Hong

Kong and the New Territories.

In addition, projects such as

the starting gates at Happy Valley

race track, the cable for the Victoria

Peak tram, and steel structures

for the newly completed Tsing

Ma Bridge ensure that HUD's

influence in some way touches

the lives of almost every visitor to

Hong Kong.

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5&6

Founded 60 years ago, Wang Tak Shipbuilding and

Engineering uses its wealth of experience to construct a wide

variety of vessels, ranging from Star Ferries to fire boats.

The excellent 6,000 sq metre Stonecutters Island Shipyard

complete with specialised workshops helps maintain Wang

Tak's reputation for quality.

specialised engineering

workshops, a single 50 metre

long berth and ship hoist

gantry crane capable of lifting

300 tonnes onto a docking

platform for repairs.

In addition, Wang Tak boasts its

own fleet of tugs, crew boats,

welding and derrick barges and

can plan floating dock

arrangements in both Hong Kong

and south China regions.

Wang Tak

WANG Tak Engineering &

Shipbuilding, founded as a small

company to provide afloat ship

repairs from a workshop on the

Kowloon waterfront 60 years ago,

today operates one of Hong Kong's

most versatile shipyards.

The company is the market

leading service provider for

catamarans on routes between

Hong Kong and China and

Hong Kong and Macau.

It uses its modern Stonecutters

Island-located shipyard to

provide on-going maintenance to

cargo handling equipment used

at the port's Kwai Chung

container terminal.

As Hong Kong's second oldest

shipyard Wang Tak undertakes

new buildings ranging from Star

Ferries to aluminium crew boats,

launches and fire boats.

Over the past years, Wang Tak's

determination to ensure that it is

not 100 percent dependent on ship

building and repair has led it to

acquire a wide range of nonmarine

related customers including

government agencies, oil

companies, terminal operators

and E&M contractors.

General Manager Feat Szeto said:

"Our wealth of experience and

diversity of services ensure that

Wang Tak Engineering offers

customers a wide range of quality,

cost-effective, on-time services at

the Port of Hong Kong."

The company's 6,000 sq metre

Stonecutters Island shipyard features

a six-storey office complex,

Yiu Lian Dockyards

YIU Lian Dockyards is Hong Kong's

biggest and busiest ship repair

company, carrying out dry dock and

general repairs to more than 200

vessels a year ranging from deep-sea

fishing trawlers and cruiseships to

the world's largest container

carriers.

The company, which also

undertakes refurbishment and

conversion work for offshore oil rigs

and supporting vessels, is equipped

with nearly 1,000 metres of deep

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ship repair

Performing dry dock and general repairs to over 200 vessels a year, Tin

Lian Dockyards is Hong Kong's largest and busiest ship repair company.

Versatile Yui Lian Dockyards also offers conversion facilities for offshore

oil rigs and supporting vessels.

water quay and three floating

docks at its main Tsing Yi Island

and Yam O facilities.

And it is set to enhance its facilities

yet further with the addition of a

fourth state-of-the-art floating dock

with a length of 300 metres and a

lifting capacity of 45,000 tonnes.

The new dock, being bought to

replace Floating Dock No.3

formerly located at its Yam O yard

on North Lantau Island, will

complement docks No.1 and 5,

which have maximum lifting

capacities of 12,000 and 1,800

tonnes respectively.

The eight metre deep repair berths

at its 110,000 sq m Tsing Yi site are

served by seven quayside gantry

cranes capable of lifting up to

40 tonnes. The company's Yam O

site, equipped with a 10-tonne

capacity quay crane, can

accommodate vessels

with a seven metre draught.

An assortment of specialist

facilities at Yiu Lian's Tsing Yi

shipyard include 7,500 sq m steel

and engine workshops and a

modern electrical workshop

equipped with a 10-tonne overhead

gantry crane and an infra-red oven.

Its steel workshop technology

includes a 500-tonne press, plate

rolls (5M), guillotine shears (2.5

m/1 3 mm), welding equipment and

a 50-tonne overhead gantry crane.

Equipment at the engine workshop

includes a 30 tonne overhead gantry

crane, a 12 m centre lathe and

Hong Kong's largest floor type

boring machine.

Today both shipyards at Hong

Kong are exclusively used for ship

repair and maintenance activity

together with subsidiaries at

Zhangzhou Dockyard and Shekou

in mainland China.

Yiu Lian's wide range of facilities

in Hong Kong ensures that it is

equipped to perform ship repairs

encompassing everything from

engine overhauls and repairs to hull,

hydraulic systems and propellers, to

vessel conversions and lengthening.

Commercial Manager, Y.B. Ng,

said: "Our experienced, multiskilled

workforce and facilities

give us the flexibility to offer a

comprehensive ship repair package

to vessels calling at the Port

of Hong Kong/'

Yiu Lian, a wholly owned

subsidiary of China Merchant

Holdings, currently employs 450

permanent employees and another

200 more on long-term contractors.

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Experience the wonder of Asia's

spectacular island treasure

Enjoy Hong Kong's fascinating

contrasts, from ancient temples and

modern shopping malls to wildlife

reserves and beautiful beaches, there

is something to delight every visitor

to this glorious island.

THERE is an unmistakable buzz of

excitement about Hong Kong which,

to this day, remains one of the

world's most unique and vibrant

metropolises and a multi-purpose

holiday destination.

From temples that are centuries old

and modern amusement parks, to lush

green forests, sandy beaches, luxury

shopping malls and open-air street

markets, cosmopolitan Hong Kong is

a fascinating mix of old and new,

traditional and high-tech.

The newly created Hong Kong

Special Administrative Region (SAR)

of the People's Republic of China

comprises Hong Kong Island,

Kowloon Peninsula and the New

Territories which, in itself, contains

235 islands, each with its own

distinctive flavour and charm.

Most people appear to come to

Hong Kong to shop, spending an

average of 50 percent of their money

on goods bought at any of its

thousands of specialist shops and

department stores or from traditional

market stalls selling everything from

fruit to fine art and household pets.

Stanley Market, Ocean Park and

Victoria Peak, which should be

scaled at least once by the near

vertical-travelling Victoria Peak tram

and offers a 554 metre high

panoramic view over Hong Kong,

are without doubt Hong Kong's most

popular tourist attractions.

Another 'must-see', accessible by

cable car or escalator, is Ocean

Park. The largest oceanarium in

Southeast Asia, it comprises Water

World, the Middle Kingdom and a

Chinese cultural village and features

attractions such as Atoll Reef, Wave

Cove and Shark Aquarium.

Other popular tourist sites include

Hong Kong Park, a 10 hectare oasis

at the heart of Hong Kong Island,

Repulse Bay, St John's Cathedral, Aw

Boon Haw Gardens, Wong Tai Sin

Temple, Hong Kong Arts Centre and

Science and Space museums.

Hong Kong harbour and the

surrounding waters are, of course, a

tourist attraction in their own right

and can be explored by boarding a

host of vessels ranging from tiny

sampans which provide 20 minute

tours around Aberdeen Harbour, to

motor!sed junks offering seven

hour excursions.

Newer sites of interest for tourists

include the newly opened

international airport at Chek Lap Kok

and the 'Lantau Link' which

incorporates Tsing Ma Bridge, the

world's longest suspension bridge


tourism

Stanley Market, one of Hong Kong's most popular tourist attractions.

The magnificent Tsing Ma Bridge is the world's I's largest suspension

suspe*

bridge, linking the 2.2 kilometre distance between Tsing (j Ti and Ma

Wan islands.

An extensive public transport network exists in Hong Kong, including

trams, buses and trains to take visitors to all the major attractions.

spanning the 2.2 kilometre

distance between Tsing Yi and

Ma Wan islands.

Any kind of food is available in

Hong Kong, which boasts more than

8,000 restaurants ranging from

traditional Cantonese establishments

to burger bars and Indian take-aways.

"Igor's" and "Planet Hollywood" are

two of its newest theme restaurants.

Aberdeen's floating restaurants, only

accessible by motorised sampan, are

also hugely popular with tourists.

Although Chinese is the official

language, English, as you would

expect from a former British colony,

is widely spoken and jointly

displayed on all street signs and

public transport.

Hong Kong certainly enjoys one of

the world's cheapest and most

convenient public transport systems.

Travel options available range from

trams, buses and trains —

Mass Transit Railway (MTR),

Kowloon Canton Railway

(KCR) and Light Rail Transit

(LRT) system — to the famous

Star Ferry which has operated

around-the-clock services

between Central and Tsim

ShaTsui since 1898.

Ferries ranging from jetfoils

and hovercraft to traditional

Star Ferry vessels also provide

rapid connections to the

outlying islands of Cheung

Chau, Lamma and Lantau.

Nearly 30 destinations in

mainland China and

neighbouring Macau are also

accessible by ferry services.

Attractions such as Po Lin

Monastery, which houses the

world's largest seated outdoor

bronze Buddha, and tranquil

Lantaus Tung Chung Fort are

popular retreats for weary Hong

Kong residents as well as

adventurous overseas

holidaymakers.

The many varied and impressive

tourist attractions in the New

Territories

.

include Chuk Lam

Shim Yuen (Bamboo Forest

Monastery) and the 'Monkey

Hills' of Kam Shan Country

Park, offering a rich tapestry

of scenic contrasts which

incorporates everything from

hilly, rolling woodlands and

skyscraper-engulfed new

towns to wildlife reserves

and sandy beaches.

Indeed the Hong Kong

Tourist Association (HKTA)

has stepped up its overseas

promotion of the often neglected

New Territories and mainland China

as it bids to overcome a slight dip in

Hong Kong's tourism industry since

the 1997 handover.

HKTA's Public Relations

Department Manager, Peter Randall,

said: "Hong Kong is now part of

China and as such should be an

essential stop on any self-respecting

traveller's itinerary along with

destinations such as Beijing, Xian

and Guilin. Hong Kong is not

cheap, but it is becoming better

value for money."

Hong Kong's southerly location

ensures that it enjoys a subtropical

climate characterised by hot, humid

summers and wet, overcast winters.

Autumn, which lasts from October

to December and has an average

daily temperature of 22°C with 70

percent humidity, is probably the

best time to visit.

Leisure travellers and businessmen

from mainland China currently

account for 20 percent of Hong

Kong's 10.5 million overseas

visitors a year.

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ADMINISTRATION MARINE

DEPARTMENT

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS &£UBJECT

OFFICERS FOR ENQUIRIES

Headquarters

Harbour Building

38 Pier Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2852 3001

Fax: (852) 2544 9241 /2541 7194

Tlx: 64553 MARHQ HX

Enquiries:

- General

(852) 2852 3001

- Personnel

(852) 2852 4391

- Billing

(852) 2852 4357

S Y Tsui, JP

Director of Marine

Tel: (852) 28524401

M C Tsang, JP

Deputy Director of Marine

Tel: (852) 2852 4402

KM Lee

Assistant Director, Port Control

Tel: (852) 2852 4403

Raymond Tang

Assistant Director

Planning and Services

Tel: (852) 2852 4408

PKLee

Assistant Director

Government Fleet

Tel: (852) 2307 3600

Assistant Director

Multi-Lateral Policy

Tel: (852) 2852 4541

Y C Tse, }P

Assistant Director, Shipping

Tel: (852) 2852 4404

CKWbng

Chief Treasury Accountant

Tel: (852) 28524348

Eric Chan

Principal Information Officer

Tel: (852) 2852 4423

Raymond Tarn

Senior Information Officer

Tel: (852) 2852 4425

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Census & Statistics Department

1 6-22/F Wan Chai Tower,

12 Harbour Road,

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2582 4807

Fax: (852) 2802 4000

Civil Engineering Department

Civil Engineering Building

101 Princess Margaret Road

Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(Port Development)

Tel: (852) 2762 5655

Fax: (852) 2711 7325

(Port Works)

Tel: (852) 2762 5598

Fax: (852) 27140113

Customs & Excise Department

9/F Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2921 6610

Fax: (852) 2542 3334

Environmental Protection Department

28/F Southern Centre

1 30 Hennessy Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2835 1018

Fax: (852)2838 2155

Information Services Department

5-8F, Murray Building, Garden Road,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2842 8777

Fax: (852) 2845 9078

Immigration Department

(Harbour Division)

2/F, Central Government Pier

Road D3, New Central Reclamation

Area, Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2534 7128

Fax: (852) 2854 0964

Industry Department

14/F, Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2737 2208

Fax: (852) 2730 4633

Hong Kong Police Force (Marine)

Harbour Division Headquarters

Sai Wan Ho West Pier

Tai Hong Street, Lei King Wan

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28868740

Fax: (852) 2539 0797

Planning Department

12/F, Murray Building, Garden Road,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2848 2402

Fax: (852) 2877 0239

Port and Maritime Board

38/F Exchange Square Two

Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)25372846

Fax: (852) 2523 0030

Department of Health (Port Health)

18/F Wu Chung House

213 Queen's Road East

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2961 8852

Fax: (852) 2833 0132

Hong Kong Observatory

134A Nathan Road, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2926 8200

Fax: (852) 2311 9448

Trade Department

Trade Department Tower

700 Nathan Road, Mong Kok

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2398 5595

Fax: (852) 2395 3182

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TRADE ORGANISATIONS

Chinese General Chamber of

Commerce

41 F, 24-25 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2525 6385

Fax: (852) 2845 2610

Tlx: 89854 CGCC HX

Chinese Manufacturers' Association

of Hong Kong

5/F CMA Building

64 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 6166

Fax: (852) 2541 4541

Tlx: 63526 MAFTS HX

Federation of Hong Kong Industries

4/F Hankow Centre

5-1 5 Hankow Road

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2732 3188

Fax: (852) 2721 3494

Hong Kong General Chamber of

Commerce

22/F, United Centre

95 Queensway, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 9229

Fax: (852) 2866 2035

Tlx: 83535 TRIND HX

Hong Kong Association of Banks

PO Box 11391

General Post Office, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2521 1169

Fax: (852) 2868 5035

Hong Kong Association of Freight

Forwarding Agents Limited

Room 318, 3/F, HACTL Terminal II,

Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2786 3121

Fax: (852) 2796 3719

Hong Kong Export Credit

Insurance Corp

2/F, Tower 1, South Seas Centre

75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

East, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2723 3883

Fax: (852) 2722 6277

Tlx: 56200 HKXC HX

Hong Kong Exporters' Association

Room 825, Star House

3 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 27309851

Fax: (852) 2730 1869

Tlx: 57905 EXASO HX

Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association

1601 Chinachem Hollywood Centre,

1-13 Hollywood Road, Central,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2857 6630

Fax: (852) 2857 6775

Hong Kong Management Association

14/F, Fairmont House

8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2526 6516

Fax: (852) 2868 4387

Hong Kong Productivity Council

HKPC Building

78 Tat Chee Avenue

Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2788 5678

Fax: (852) 2788 5900

Tlx: 32842 HKPC HK

Hong Kong Shipowners

Association Ltd

12/F, Queens Centre

58-64 Queen's Road East

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)25200206

Fax: (852) 2529 8246

Hong Kong Shippers' Council

31/F, Wu Chung House

213 Queen's Road E

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)28340010

Fax: (852) 2891 9787

Hong Kong Trade

Development Council

38/F, Office Tower

Convention Plaza

1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25844333

Fax: (852) 2824 0249

Tlx: 73595 CONHK HX

Kowloon Chamber of Commerce

3/F KCC Building, 2 Liberty Avenue,

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 27600393

Fax: (852) 2761 0166

DIPLOMATIC

REPRESENTATIVES

Australia

23-24/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour

Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2827 8881

Fax: (852) 2585 4496

Bangladesh

Room 3807

China Resources Building

26 Harbour Road, Wan Chai,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28274278

Fax: (852) 2827 1916

Tlx: 71978 BDOOT HX

Barbados

Room 1703, Hong Kong Plaza

186-191 Connaught Road West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2546 7148

Fax: (852) 2559 7572

Belgium

9/F St John's Building

33 Garden Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2537 5762

Fax: (852) 2537 5834

Tlx: 73185 CGBEL HX

Bhutan

Unit B, 1/F Kowloon Centre

29-43 Ashley Road, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2376 2112

Fax: (852) 2376 3331

Tlx: 43500 HARI HX

Brazil

201 Dina House, 11 Duddell Street,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2525 7002

Fax: (852) 2521 8761

Canada

14/F, One Exchange Square

8 Connaught Place, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2810 4321

Fax: (852) 28106736

Tlx: 73391 DOMCA HX

Chile

1408 Great Eagle Centre

23 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2827 1826/1748

Fax: (852) 2827 2060

Tlx: 72842 CHILE HX

Colombia

6/F Unit A, CMA Bldg

64-66 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 8547

Costa Rica

C-10 Hung On Bldg

3 Tin Hau Temple Rd

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2566 5181

Denmark

Room 2401 B, Great Eagle

Centre, 23 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28278101

Fax: (852) 2827 4555

Tlx: 83671 GKLDK HX

Arab Republic of Egypt

11/F CATIC Plaza, 8 Causeway Road,

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28270668

Fax: (852) 2827 2100

Tlx: 73030 ZAFAR HX

Finland

Room 1818, Hutchison House

10 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2525 5385

Fax: (852) 2810 1232

Tlx: 76531 FINLA HX

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France

Tower 2, 25/F, Admiralty Centre

18 Harcourt Road, GPO Box 13,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25294351

Fax: (852) 2865 1883

Tlx: 73339 COFRA HX

Germany

21/F, United Centre

95 Queensway, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 8855

Fax: (852) 2865 2033

Tlx: 73288 AAHON HX

Greece

Room 914, Tower B

Hung Horn Comm Centre

37-39 Ma Tau Wai Road, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2774 1682

Honduras

Room 1303, Pacific House

20 Queen's Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 6593

Fax: (852) 2845 9074

Tlx: 76325 INDCO HX

Iceland

47/F, Hopewell Centre

1 83 Queen's Road East

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2528 3911

India

16-D, United Centre

95 Queensway, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25284028

Fax: (852) 2865 4617

Tlx: 74034 COMIN HX

Israel

Room 701, Admiralty Centre

Tower II, 18 Harcourt Road

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 6091

Fax: (852) 2865 0220

Tlx: 80562 ISRHK HX

Italy

Room 805, Hutchison House

10 Harcourt Road,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 0033

Fax: (852) 2845 9678

Tlx: 73488 ITACO HX

Japan

46-47/F, One Exchange Square,

8 Connaught Place, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 1184

Fax: (852) 28680156

Tlx: 73301 RYOJI HX

Jordan

Suite 1433A, 14/F, Star House

3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2735 6399

Malaysia

Malaysia Building

24/F, 50 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25270921

Fax: (852)2865 1628

Mexico

Room 1304, Great Eagle Centre,

23 Harbour Road, Wan Chai,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2521 4365

Fax: (852) 2845 3404

Netherlands

Room 301, China Building

29 Queen's Road, Central

GPO Box 342, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 5127

Fax: (852) 2868 5388

Tlx: 65588 NEERL HX

New Zealand

Room 3416, Jardine House

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2525 5044

Fax: (852) 2845 2915

Norway

1 502, Great Eagle Centre

23 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)25879953

Fax: (852) 2587 1786

Pakistan

Room 3706, 37/F, China Resources

Building, 26 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2827 1966

Fax: (852) 2827 2189

Panama

Room 1008, 10/F, Wing On Centre

111 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2545 2166

Fax: (852) 2543 4614

Tlx: 831 71 PANAC HX

Paraguay

Room 1207, East Point Centre

555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2833 6887

Fax: (852) 2572 8402

Tlx: 63899 CONPA HX

Peru

10/F Wong Chung Ming

Comm House, 16 Wyndham Street,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2868 2622

Fax: (852) 2840 0733

Tlx: 66781 CONPE HX

Philippines

6/F, United Centre Building, 95

Queensway, Admiral, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2823 8503

Fax: (852) 2866 9885

Portugal

Room 905-906, Harbour Centre, 25

Harbour Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2802 2586/88

Fax: (852) 2845 7944

Tlx: 75665 PCONS HX

Republic of Ireland

23/F, Standard Chartered Bank

Building, 4 Des Voeux Road,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2821 1213

Fax: (852) 2877 2158

Tlx:80814SCCHQ HX

Singapore

Units 901, 9/F Admiralty Centre

Tower 1,18 Harcourt Road

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25272212

Fax: (852) 2861 3595

Tlx: 73194 SCIHK

Spain

8/F, Printing House,

18 Ice House Street,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2525 3041 /2

Fax: (852) 2877 2407

Tlx: 66339 COESP HX

Sri Lanka

22/F, Dominion Centre

43-59 Queen's Road East

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28760828

Fax: (852) 2876 0888

Tlx: 60088 TMY HX

Sweden

804, The Hong Kong Club Bldg

3A Chater Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2521 1215

Fax: (852) 2810 5977

Tlx: 74374 HX

Switzerland

Room 3703, Gloucester Tower

11 Pedder Street, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 7147

Fax: (852) 2845 2619

Tlx: 74529 SWISC HX

Thailand

8/F, Fairmont House

8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2521 6481-5

Fax: (852) 2521 8629

Tonga

Room 84, 8/F New Henry Street,

10 Ice House Street, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 1321

United Kingdom

1 Supreme Court Road, Queensway,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2901 3000

Fax: (852) 2901 3066

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United States of America

26 Garden Road, Central,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2523 9011

Venezuela

Room D2-J, 2/F Star House

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2730 8099

Fax: (852) 2736 6519

Tlx: 53928 CGVHK HX

Vietnam

1 5/F, Great Smart Centre

230 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2591 4517/4510

Fax: (852) 2591 4524/4539

PORT SERVICES

BUNKERS

Bomin Bunker Oil Ltd

Suite 1104, Tai Yau Building

181 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2891 7799

Fax: (852) 2893 1636

Tlx: 72606 BOMIN HX

BP Hong Kong Limited

21/F, Dah Sing Financial Centre

108 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25194200

Fax: (852) 2598 4776

Bridge Gas & Petroleum Ltd

Unit 1011, 10F, Tai Yau Building

181 Johnston Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2973 0398/0798

Fax: (852) 2973 0095

Tlx: 71089 BGP HX

Caltex Oil Hong Kong

42/F, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2802 8338

Fax: (852) 2802 8966

China Resources Petroleum &

Chemicals Co Ltd

C W Terminal, Lot 2 Chai Wan

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2831 7317

Esso Hong Kong Ltd

19/F, Central Plaza

18 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2829 6868

Fax: (852) 2802 7117

Feoso Oil Ltd

9-11/F, Feoso Building

877 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon

Tel (852) 27446110

Fax: (852) 2786 2851

Tlx: 41 308 FEOSO HX

Mobil Oil Hong Kong Ltd

12/F, Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 27384222

Fax: (852) 2735 2307

Oil Shipping (Hong Kong) Ltd

Room A, 7/F

Yam Tze Commercial Building

23 Thomson Road, Wan Chai

Tel: (852) 25200157

Fax: (852) 2865 1700

Shell Company of Hong Kong Ltd

35/F, Shell Tower, Times Square

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2506 7000

Fax: (852) 2506 2037

Tramp Oil

70 Shenton Way, 1 7-01A Marina

House, Singapore

Tel:+65 2211 255

Fax: +65 2270 420

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Kalmar Pacific

1 5/F Prosperity Centre

77-81 Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2944 8383

Fax: (852) 2944 9966

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing Ges MBH

PO Box 10, A-6710 Nenzing

Austria

Tel: +43 5525 6060

Fax: +43 5525 60653

CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES

American Bureau of Shipping

Queen's Centre: 15th Floor

58-64 Queen's Centre

Queen's Road East, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2527 8478

Fax: (852) 2861 3403

Tlx: 74513

Bureau Veritas

3605-6 Vicwood Plaza

199 Des Voeux Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2815 1863

Fax: (852) 2815 3428

Tlx: 74336 BUYER HX

China Classification Society

(Hong Kong Branch)

Room 2904-2905, West Tower,

Shun Tak Centre

200 Connaught Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2547 6181

Fax: (852) 2858 2629

Det Norske Veritas AS

Room 3204, Tower 1, Admiralty

Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2865 3332

Fax: (852)2865 3513

Tlx: 67930 DNVHK HX

Germanischer Lloyd

918 Star House

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2317 1980

Fax: (852) 2314 7003

Tlx: 61350GLHOK HX

Lloyds Register of Shipping

Suite 2114-2118, Two Pacific Place

88 Queensway, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2526 5317

Fax: (852) 2845 2616

Tlx: 60555 MARIN HX

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai

1812 Shun Tak Centre, West Tower

200 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2517 7023

Fax: (852) 2857 7401

COLD STORES

Asia Cold Stores

26-30 King Wah Road

North Point, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2570 3731

Fax: (852) 2570 3745

China-Australia Cold Store &

Warehouse Co Ltd

Room 401 B, Blk 2, Tien Chu Centre,

1 E Mok Cheong Street, To Kwa Wan,

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2891 1495

Fax: (852) 2575 2572

Tlx: 61350 GLHOK HX

Seapower Resources Cold

Storage & Warehousing Ltd

8 Kwai Hei Street

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2614 8383

Fax: (852) 2614 1120

Summit Cold Storage Ltd

31 New Praya

Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2818 8081

Fax: (852) 2872 9829

Tai Sang Cold Storage & Godown

12 Wong Chuk Hang Road

Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2544 3122

Fax: (852) 28148960

Tai Sang Container Cold

Storage & Wharf Ltd

2-10 Cheung Fai Road

Tsing Yi Island, NT

Tel: (852) 2495 1157

Fax: (852) 2433 0161

Wah Tat Cold Storage Co Ltd

1/F, Phase 2 Kingsford

Industrial Building

26-32 Kwai Fuk Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2428 2181

Fax: (852) 2480 0858

Tlx: 36998 HKCOA HX


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Willow Enterprises Ltd

G/F, Block 1 Kwai Tai Industrial Centre

1 5-33 Kwai Tak Street

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 24200308

Yee Lim Godown & Cold Store

2-28 Kwai Lok Street

Block C, Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2614 5801

Fax: (852)26144628

Yiu Fung Cold Storage &

Warehousing Ltd

11-19 Wing Yip Street

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2427 6771

Fax: (852) 2489 1123

Yue Fung Cold Storage &

Warehousing

73-77 Lei Muk Road

Kwai Chung NT

Tel: (852) 2421 1298

Fax: (852) 2489 2683

COMPASS ADJUSTERS

Carmichael & Clarke Co Ltd

1202 Unicorn Trade Centre

129 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2581 2678

Fax: (852) 2581 2722

Tlx: 73930 CARMI HX

CONTAINER REPAIRS

Brigantine Services Ltd (Container

Services Division)

48 Wang Lok Street

Yuen Long Industrial Estate, NT

Tel: (852) 2473 7900

Fax: (852) 2478 5869

Tlx: HX43815 BRIGN HX

Contact: Eva Lam

Cargo System Warehouse

& Transport Ltd

32/F Harbour Centre,

25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong

Kong

Tel: (852) 2506 6888

Fax: 9852) 2480 4495

Tlx: 57009 GTTL HX

Contact: Allan T S Wong,

General Manager

Container Aid (HK) Ltd

Unit 701. Join-in Hang Sing Centre

71-75 Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2421 6201

Fax: (852) 2458 3618

Tlx: 52963 CALHK HX

Contact: George Chan, Assistant

General Manager

Fat Kee Container Services Ltd

MTL Warehouse Building

Berth One, Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2487 6287

Fax: (852) 2420 6719

Tlx: 44626 FKSL HX

Hong Kong Container

Maintenance Ltd

6/F, Loke Yew Building

50/52 Queens Rd, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2526 3298

Fax: (852) 2772 7674

Tlx: 34415 PCGCO HX

Contact: Jonathan Yeung

Director

Mack & Co Ltd

1209 Jardine House

1 Connaught Place, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2868 2031

Fax: (852) 2845 9288

Tlx: 41 370 MACK HX

Contact: K S Mok.

Managing Director

CONTAINER TERMINALS

Asia Terminals Ltd

Berth 3, Kwai Chung Container

Terminal, NT

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2489 5500

Fax: (852) 2615 1110

COSCO-HIT

CHT Tower, Terminal 8 East

Container Port Road South

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2991 8888

Fax: (852) 2485 3320

Tlx: 48485 HX

Contact: Ms Hai Chi Yuet,

General Manager

Hong Kong International

Terminals Ltd

Tower 1, Terminal 4,

Container Port Road South

Kwai Chung, New Territories

Hong Kong

Tel: Overseas (852) 8125 7888

Local 2619 7888

•Fax: Overseas (852) 8121 4765

Local 2480 4765

Tlx: 56411 HITFO HX

Contact: Mr John E. Meredith,

Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive

Modern Terminals Ltd

Berth One

Kwai Chung Container Port

Kwai Chung, NT, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2115 3838

Fax: (852) 2115 3232

Tlx: 44850 MTLHK HX

Contact: Mark Leese

Managing Director

River Trade Terminal Ltd

Unit 4618, Metroplaza Tower 1

233 Hing Fing Road, Kwai Chung

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2410 5879

Fax: (852) 2480 4373

Sea-Land Orient Terminals Ltd

Berth 3, Kwai Chung Container Port

PO Box 531

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2489 4888

Fax: (852) 2489 8100

Tlx: 34581 SESRV HX

GAS CHEMISTS

Carmichael & Clarke Co Ltd

1202 Unicorn Trade Centre

129 Des Voeux Road Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2581 2678

Fax: (852) 2581 2722

Tlx: 73930 CARMI HX

GODOWNS AND WAREHOUSES

Allied & Associated

Enterprises (HK) Ltd

80 Tung Lo Wan Road

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25774306

Fax: (852) 2577 5214

Asia Terminals Ltd

13/F Asia Terminals Centre B, Berth 3,

Kwai Chung Container Terminals, NT,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2489 5500

Fax: (852) 2480 4205

Tlx: 44722 HX

Asia Warehouse Co Ltd

21 Tung Yuen Street

Yau Tong Bay, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 23400295

Fax: (852) 2340 7698

Tlx: 40237 AATA HK

Bun Kee (International) Ltd

3/F Wing Kee Commercial Building

156-162 Castle Peak Road

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2728 7237

Fax: (852) 2387 2999

C Steinweg (Hong Kong Ltd)

Lot 1931 & Section B Of Lot 1932, Dd

76 Sha Tau Kok Road

Ma Mei Ha, NT

Tel: (852) 2674 7050

Fax: (852) 2507 4633

CFS Warehouse & Transportation Ltd

Room 7004-7007

West Wing Asia Terminals

Centre A, Berth 3

Kwai Chung Container Terminal, NT

Tel: (852) 2489 0282

Fax: (852) 2480 1041

Tlx: 52075 CFS WT HX


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China Travel Hip Kee Godown HK Ltd

M/F (Northern), 1 Cheong Hang Road,

Hung Horn, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2852 1388

Fax: (852) 2545 7763

Chivas Godown Co Ltd

60, Ka Yip Street, Chaiwan

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25589331

Fax: (852) 2897 2307

Tlx: 86211 KNTC HX

Crown Worldwide (HK) Ltd

9-11 Yuen On Street

Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, NT

Tel: (852) 2636 8388

Fax: (852) 2637 1677

Tlx: 33894

Dah Chong Hong (Godown) Ltd

500 Tung Chau Street

Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2387 7411

Fax: (852) 2387 8040

Dah Keung Enterprises Co Ltd

155 Hoi Bun Road

Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2341 9582

Fax: (852) 2793 0723

Dawin Godown Ltd

3/F, Sigga Commercial Centre

144-151 Connaught Road West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2859 6100

Fax: (852) 2858 4079

Tlx: 71396 WHHK HX

Earnward Warehouse Ltd

Unit 302B, HK International

Distribution Centre

Kwai Chung Container Port

Container Port Road South

Kwai Chung

Tel: (852) 2487 7038

Fax: (852) 2418 1538

Eastern Sea Development Co Ltd

1/F, Eastern Sea Building

48-56 Tai Lin Pai Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2424 6621

Fax: (852) 2480 5659

Eastern Terminals Ltd

20, Tung Yuen Street

Yau Tong, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2772 3426

Edward Wong Godown Ltd

240, Kwan Tei Street

Fotan, NT

Tel: (852) 26744177

Tlx: 43594 EDCOG HX

Eltin Development Ltd

G/F, 13 Sze Shan Street

Yau Tong, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2727 6433

Fax: (852) 2772 7895

Ever Gain Co Ltd

Supreme House, Mody Road

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2369 9581

Fax: (852) 2311 7986

Tlx: 36870 EVERG HX

Fat Kee Container Services Ltd

MTL Warehouse Building

Berth One

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2487 6287

Fax: (852) 2420 6719

Tlx: 44626 FKSL HX

Fat Lee Godown Co Ltd

Flat 504, 5/F, Hong Kong International

Distribution Centre

Phase 1, Kwai Chung

Lot 4, NT

Tel: (852) 2487 6789

Fax: (852) 2424 7079

Fidelity Godown Co Ltd

16/F Harbour Commercial Building

122-124 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2815 3737

Fax: (852) 2854 1549

Firmly Godown Co Ltd

2/F, Unit A & B

1-3 Kai Hing Road

Kowloon Godown Building

Kowloon Bay

Tel: (852) 2755 5731

Fax: (852) 2796 5648

General Warehouse Ltd

16/F, Paul Y Industrial Building

221A Texaco Road

Tsuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852) 2407 9695

Fax: (852) 2406 0285

Gold Union Warehouse Ltd

Bangkok Bank Building

18 Bonham Strand West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28104689

Tlx: 71179 CERON HX

Golden Resources Warehouse Ltd

2-12 Cheung Tat Road

Tsing Yi, NT

Tel: (852) 2432 8188

Fax: (852) 2432 5963

Tlx: 46247 YLONG

Grandate Godown Co

G/F, B2, Phase 1

Tsing Yi Industrial Centre

Cheung Lung Street

Tsing Yi, NT

Tel: (852) 2432 1021

Fax: (852) 2432 6167

Hoi Bun Godown Co Ltd

1/F, Block A, Hennessy Court

117-123 Hennessy Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2461 2376

Holden Enterprises Ltd

5/F Block A, Hennessy Court

117-123 Hennessy Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 5586

Fax: (852) 2865 4031

Tlx: 61767 HODEN HX

Hong Kong International

Distribution Centre

Berth 4

Container Port Road South

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852)2765 9686

Fax: (852) 2764 7474

Hop Yick Godown Co Ltd

4/F Paul Y Industrial Building

221A Texaco Road

Tsuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852) 2406 8911

Fax: (852) 2406 7385

Horstrong Ltd

G/F B&C, 1 Kai Hing Road

Kowloon Bay, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2759 2179

Fax: (852) 2795 0290

Jing Hin Godown Ltd

G/F, Jing Hin Industrial Building

5A Wang Kee Street

Kowloon Bay

Tel: (852) 796 3373

Fax: (852) 795 6175

Kam San Godown Co Ltd

5/F Flat A, Cheong Lock Building

100 Sai Lau Kok Road

Truen Wan NT

Tel: (852) 2411 6984

Fax: (852) 2411 3670

Kan Ho Enterprises Co Ltd

Room 1104

Sea View Commercial Building

21-24 Connaught Road West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2548 2102

Fax: (852) 2858 7543

Kar Yuen Godown Co Ltd

33 Tai Yip Street

Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Fax: (852) 2758 1231

Fax: (852) 2799 7438

Kawanishi Shipping Service (HK) Ltd

Room 1208 12/F, Shun Tak Centre

200 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28572608

Fax: (852) 2857 9088

Tlx: 68143 HKAWA HX

Kent Godown

30 Kwan Tei North Village

Sha Tau Kok Road, Fanling, NT

Tel: (852) 2674 3322

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Kolam Terminal Ltd

12/F, Winful Commercial Building

1 72 Wing Lok Street, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2543 2130

Fax: (852) 2541 9145

Tlx: 62110 LOLAM HX

Kowloon Wharf Terminal &

Warehouse Ltd

23/F Wheelock House

20 Redder Street, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2844 2288

Fax: (852) 2845 9029

Tlx: 49230 WHH HX

Kwong Sun Hong Godown Ltd

6 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay

Kowloon

Tel: (852)2755 7232

Fax: (852) 2795 4959

Tlx: 65788 KSHHK HX

Lam Soon Warehouse Co Ltd

12 Cheung Yue Street

Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2741 6084

Fax: (852) 2371 2415

Tlx: 54020 LAMSO HX

Lee Man Godown

3/F, Flats A-F

Block 2 Kwai Tak Ind Centre

15-33 Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2428 1388

Fax: (852) 2489 2490

Lego Consolidators &

Warehouse Co Ltd

Room 1 806-8, 1 8/F

Kai Tak Commercial Building

317-321 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2544 6010

Fax: (852) 2541 1101

Tlx: 62581 LEGO HX

Luen Wan Godown Transportation

Room 503

5/F Block 3 Tin's Ind Centre

3 Hung Cheung Rd

Tuen Mun, NT

Tel: (852) 2468 0611

Fax: (852) 2455 0247

Mack & Co (Freight Forwarders)

Room 1209, Jardine House,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2523 7116

Fax: (852) 2420 5838

Tlx: 41 370 MACK HX

Man Hing Express & Godown Co Ltd

2/F, Winfull Commercial Building

172-176 Wing Lok Street

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 7140

Fax: (852) 2541 4330

Tlx: 61213 WOWAY HK

Man Sun Godown Ltd

5 Yip Shing Street

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2423 6622

Maykong Development Co Ltd

Room 1302, Dominion Centre

43-59 Queen's Road East

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2527 8921

Fax: (852) 2527 0232

Milo's Godown Co Ltd

G/F Phase 2, Milo's Ind Building

2-10Tai Yuen Street

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 24268921

Fax: (852) 2428 5007

Modern Godown Ltd

3-6/F 43 Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2428 9618

Fax: (852) 2428 9637

Tlx: 57591 IRIC HX

Modern Terminals Ltd

Berth One, Kwai Chung

Container Port

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel:(852) 2422 6211

Fax: (852) 2480 5749

Tlx: 44850 MTLHK HX

Contact: Mark Leese, Managing

Director

MSG Freight Services (HK) Ltd

Yautong Industrial City

Yau Tong, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 27270076

Fax: (852) 2775 1262

Tlx: 30050

Nisko Warehouse Ltd

STT. 778

Ma Liu Shiu Taipo, NT

Tel: (852) 2699 3268

North East Warehouse Ltd

1-11 Fu Uk Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2425 5755

Ocean Eagle Navigation Ltd

16/F Fui Nam Building, 48-51

Connaught Road West

Tel: (852) 2857 3286

Fax: (852) 2857 3651

Tlx: 33634 OEMCL HX

Pacific Container & Godown Ltd

3, Yan Yue Street

Yau Tong, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2340 0261

Tlx: 34415 HX

Pak Sik Enterprises Ltd

1 5-29 Wo Shui Street, To Tan

NT, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2606 7638

Fax: (852) 2603 0020

Parish Capital Co Ltd

B/F & 1-4/F, Agincourt Industrial Bldg

428 Cho Kwo Ling Road

Yau Tong, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2717 1344-7/2727 3014

Fax: (852) 2772 3645

Tlx: 37680 FOODS HX

Paul Y Warehouse Co

7/F Harcourt Hse,

39 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2865 5266

Fax: (852) 24070019

Tlx: 75234 PYCOHX

Reynold Van Lines Ltd

HK International Distribution Centre

Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2419 7830

Fax: (852) 2419 7726

Riches Warehouse Ltd

5/F MTL Warehouse

Berth 1 & 5, Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2428 3222

Safety Godown Co Ltd

27/F Dah Sing Fin Centre

108 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28289070

Fax: (852) 2598 6123

Tlx: 86211 KNTC HX

Sailco Consolidators &

Warehousing Ltd

17/F, Paul Y Industrial Building

221A Texaco Road

Tsuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852) 2407 8658

Fax: (852) 2407 0953

San Tai Distribution Co Ltd

7-1 3/F, Allied Cargo Centre

1 50-60 Texaco Road

Tsuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852) 24080282

Fax: (852) 2408 0362 / 031 9 / 1 21 5

Tlx: 41142 PATFT HX

Shibusawa (HK) Ltd

43 Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2418 9311

Fax: (852) 24109825

Tlx: 34256 SHIBU HX

Shui Foong Loong Godown Co Ltd

M/F, 1-11 Ka Ting Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 24284901

Fax: (852) 2480 4330

South East Cargo Services Ltd

Wu Sang House

655 Nathan Road

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2380 1113

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Suen Yue Co Ltd

G/F Suen Yue Building

48-48A Bonham Strand West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2541 0681

Fax: (852) 2545 5908

Tlx: 76358 SYCL HX

Sui Heong Yuen Godown Ltd

142-148 Texaco Road

Tsuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852)2408 7261

Fax: (852) 2407 6792

Tlx: 76358 SYCL HX

Sunhing Chekiang Godown Co Ltd

8 Sze Shan Street

Yau Tong, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2717 1317

Fax: (852) 2772 7677

Sunhing Hungkai Godown Co Ltd

Units 107-9, 1/F, Hongkong

International Distribution Centre,

18 Container Port Road South, NT.

Tel: (852) 2429 8850

Fax: (852) 2429 7135

Swire Warehousing (HK) Ltd

7/F & 9/F, MTL Warehouse Building

Phase II, Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2422 9316

Fax: (852) 2481 0758

Tai Fat Godown Ltd

5/F, 7/F, 1 3/F, 1 5/F

Paul Y Industrial Building, 211A

Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852) 24060322

Fax: (852) 2406 0337

Taiping Cargo Service Ltd

31/F, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre

18 Harcourt Road

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2864 5280

Fax: (852) 2866 0682

Teck Soon Hong Godown &

Transportation Co

9/F, China Resources Building

26 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2827 0129

Fax: (852) 2827 7198

Titan International Ltd

9/F, Centre Point

181-185 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2833 9928

Fax: (852) 2834 5222

Transportation Consolidation HK

Flat 12B, 4/F Fuk Kwan Building

32 Pok Man Street

Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2391 7806

Fax: (852) 2789 4930

Tung Lee Godown Co Ltd

216 Texaco Road

Tuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852) 2408 8323

Fax: (852) 24074192

Tung Tai Godown Ltd

1/F, Flat A Hoi Cheung Ind Building

4 Ho Tin Street

Tuen Mun, NT

Tel: (852) 2462 0790

Fax: (852) 2456 3314

Tung Wing Godown Ltd

Area 38, Tuen Mun, NT

Tel: (852) 2404 7325

Union Godowns Ltd

52 Wellington Street

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25240598

United Distribution Services

Far East Ltd

13010-1 3011 E Asia Terminals Ltd,

Centre B, Berth 3, Kwai Chung

Container Terminals, Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852)2480 6133

Fax: (852) 2480 6226

Vantage Godown Co Ltd

Flat B, 14/F

Wing Cheong Comm Building

19-25 Jerois Street, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 4641

Fax: (852) 2545 4607

Vigour Shipping & Enterprises Ltd

20/F Hillwood Centre

9-17 Hillwood Road

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 23144328

Fax: (852) 23144612

Tlx: 60751 VIGOR HX

Vine Godown Ltd

Watson's Centre

North Point, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2485 2828

Fax: (852) 2426 6922

Wang Kee (1973) Ltd

13/F Wang Kee Building

34-37 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 3191

Fax: (852) 2840 0581

Wealth Fair Development Co Ltd

Room 606-608

Kin Wing Commercial Building

24-30 Kin On Street

Tuen Mun, NT, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2462 4981

Fax: (852) 2465 1089

Tlx: 50920 HOIKG HX

Wing Hang Godown Co Ltd

1/F, Hang Shing Building

25E Poplar Street, Sham Shin Po

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 27782638

Fax: (852) 2788 2430

Winka Godown Ltd

Asia Terminals Centre-A, Berth 3

Kwai Chung Container Terminal

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2489 9786

Fax: (852) 2489 9762

Winner Godown Ltd

2/F, East Ocean Centre

98 Granville Road

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2723 6532

Fax: (852) 2721 2692

Wise Move Company Ltd

1/F, Atl Building, Berth 3

Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2715 8378

Fax: (852) 2711 1252

Yam Hop Hing Godown Co Ltd

Tel: (852) 2407 4040

Yau Luen Stevedoring Transportation

5/F, Cammer Commercial Building

30-32 Cameron Road

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2367 1121

Fax: (852) 2311 8587

Yee Lee Industrial Chemical Ltd

10/F, The Commercial Bank of Hong

Kong Building

120-126 Des Voeux Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 2611

Fax: (852) 2544 2498

Tlx: 83025 YLICL HX

Yee Lee Sea Land Forwarding Co Ltd

Room 1 707, Shun Tak Centre

200 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2559 2031

Fax: (852) 2858 2502

Tlx: 63955 WIKY HX

Yiu Fai Warehousing Ltd

124-130 Kwok Shun Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2425 1461

Fax: (852) 2489 1017

Yue Chong Wah Godown Ltd

18-24, 7/F, Kwai Hei Street

Lucky Building

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 26144801

Fax: (852) 2614 3298

Yuen Fat Wharf & Godown

Yuen Fat Admin Building

Yuen Fat Terminal

Sham Shui Po,

West Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2374 6688

Fax: (852) 2374 6002

Tlx: 48582 YFWG HX


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Yung Kee Godown Co Ltd

G/F, 560 Queen's Road

West Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2819 6838

Fax: (852) 2819 5548

INSURANCE

Moulder insurance Brokers

(Far East) Ltd

19/F, AIA Plaza, 18 Hysan Avenue

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2890 5302

Fax: (852) 2577 7545

Tlx: 80465 FHIFE HX

London Steamship Owners

Mutual Society

A. Bilbrough & Co Ltd

50 Leman Street,

London, E1HQ

Tel:+44 171 772 8000

Fax: +44 171 772 8200

Contact: Lance Johnson,

Managing Director

Through Transport Mutual Services

(Asia Pacific) Ltd

16/F Centre Point

181-185 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2832 9301

Fax: (852) 2574 5062

Tlx: 72011 RICHTHX

LAWYERS

Crump & Co

18/F, On Hing Building

1 On Hing Terrace

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2537 7000

Fax: (852) 2804 6615

Ince & Co

38/F, Asia Pacific Fin Tower

Citibank Plaza, 3 Garden Road

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2877 3221

Fax: (852) 2877 2633

Tlx: 65582 INCES HX

Johnson Stokes & Masters

1 7/F Prince's Building

10 Chater Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2843 2211

Fax: (852) 2845 9121 /1735

MID-STREAM OPERATORS

Fat Kee Stevedores Ltd

Room 415, Phase 1

MTL Warehouse Building

Berth 1, Conatiner Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2487 6287

Fax: (852) 24206719

Tlx: 44626 FKSL HX

Floata Group

Unit 501-504, 5/F, Office Tower

HK International Distribution Centre

Terminal 4

Kwai Chung Container Port

18, Container Port Road South

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2408 8320

Fax: (852) 2407 0404

Hoi Kong Container Services Co Ltd

Unit 4608, Level 46, Metro-Plaza

Tower One, 223 Hing Fong Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 24102188

Fax: (852) 24870186

Wide Shine Terminals Ltd

Room 201-5, 2/F, Office Tower, HI DC,

18 Container Port Road South, Kwai

Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2481 8038

Fax: (852) 2408 3698

PAINTS AND COATINGS

Chugoku Marine Paints

(Hong Kong) Ltd

4/F, Capital Bldg, 6-10 Sun Wui Road

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Ttel: (852) 2576 6376

Fax: (852) 2576 3607

Courtaulds Coatings (Hong Kong) Ltd

2303-05 China Resources Building

26 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2827 7883

Fax: (852) 2827 9488

Hempel-Hai Hong Coatings Co Ltd

26/F Pacific Plaza

410 Des Voeux Road,

West (GPO Box 11368), Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2857 7663

Fax: (852) 2517 6311

NOF-Jotun (HK) Ltd

Room 907, Dominion Centre

37-59A Queen's Road East

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2527 6466

Fax: (852) 2861 1307

Tlx:63416TMJHKHX

Sigma Coatings (Hong Kong) Ltd

1603, Shun Kwong Commercial

Building, 8 Des Voeux Road, West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 2821

Fax: (852) 2544 6109

PILOTS

Hong Kong Pilots Association Ltd

Room 1601-6, Hong Kong Plaza,

186-191 Connaught Road West,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2803 0003 (Operations),

(852) 2803 0840 (General)

Fax: (852) 2803 0859

Tlx: 62062 HKPA HX

POWER UTILITIES

China Light & Power

147 Argyle Street, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2678 2678

Fax: (852) 2678 6368

Hongkong Electric Co Ltd

28 City Garden Road, Electric Centre,

North Point, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2843 3111

Fax: (852) 28100506

Tlx: HX 73071

Contact: Juliana Ma,

Public Affairs Manager

SHIP CHANDLER

Sunly International Ltd

Shop No.6, G/F, Kiu Chau Building

No.6-8, Kiu Kiang Street

Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 27700388

Fax: (852) 2770 3868

Tlx: 48795 SHSCC HX

SHIP REPAIR

Afai Ships Ltd

1 51 5, World Finance Centre (N),

Harbour City, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2307 6268

Fax: (852) 2307 5170

Contact: Vitus Szeto,

Managing Director

Brigantine Services Ltd

48 Wang Lok Street

Yuen Long Industrial Estate, NT

Tel: (852) 2473 7968

Fax: (852) 2478 7592

Contact: Letty Wong

HongKong United Dockyards

TYTL 108, Sai Tso Wan Road

Tsing Yi Island, NT

Tel: (852) 2431 2828

Fax: (852) 2433 0180

Tlx: 43547 HUDHK HX

Universal Dockyard

44 Ko Fai Road

Yan Tong Bay, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2772 9111

Fax: (852) 2347 4179

Contact: Y T Leung,

Managing Director

Wang Tak Engineering &

Shipbuilding Co. Ltd

Wang Tak Building, NKML 35,

Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2746 2888

Fax: (852) 2307 5500

Contact: Feat Szeto,

Managing Director

Yiu Lian Dockyards Ltd

1 -7 Sai Tso Wan Road

Tsing Yi Island, NT

Tel: (852) 2436 7800

Fax: (852) 2436 0590

Tlx: 34647 YLDHK HX

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STEVEDORES

Choi Hung & Tak Kee

Stevedoring Co Ltd

KX 1495, ChakOn Road

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2788 1675

Chuen Kee Transportation Co

Yally Industrial Building

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2873 6935

Fat Kee Stevedores Limited

Room 415, Phase 1

MTL Warehouse Building

Berth One, Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 2487 6287

Fax: (852)24206719

Tlx: 44626 FKSL HX

Kowloon Wharf Terminal &

Warehouse

16/F &17/F, Ocean Centre,

Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: (852) 2118 8118

Fax: (852) 2118 8018

Paul Chan Stevedore

Berth 2, Kwai Chung

Container Terminal, NT

Tel: (852) 2426 3916

Sun Wan Co

Man Wai Building, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2780 1025

Wing Lee Stevedore & Transport Co

Room 1402, Everprofit Commercial

Building, 34-36 Ko Shing Street,

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2857 7946

Fax: (852) 2858 1571

SURVEYORS

Andrew Moore & Associates Ltd

2703 Universal Trade Centre

5 Arbuthnot Road, Central,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2861 3313

Fax: (852) 2865 6571

Tlx: 60697 MOORE HX

Carmichael £ Clarke Co Ltd

1202 Unicorn Trade Centre

129 Des Voeux Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2581 2678

Fax: (852) 2581 2722

Tlx: 73930 CARMI HX

Intertek Testing Services

(Hong Kong) Ltd

8A Garment Centre

576 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2197 1838

Fax: (852) 2307 0373

Tlx: 72664 GHMS HX

OMIC & Associates Ltd (Wood &

Browne)

9/F, Prosperity Centre

77-81 Container Port Road

Kwai Chung, NT

Tel: (852) 24244008/1221

Fax: (852) 2480 4638 / 241 8 0586

Tlx: 4481 6 WNB HX

Paulsen & Bayes-Davy Ltd-Lloyd's

Agency & ILU

8A Garment Centre, 576 Castle Peak

Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2197 1600

Fax: (852) 23104350

Tlx: 72664 GHMS HX

Sworn Measurers and Weighers (Hong

Kong) Ltd

MTL Berth 1

Kwai Chung, NT, GPO Box 74

Tel: (852) 2424 5521

Fax: (852) 2489 2704

J D Wort & Co Ltd

Suite B6, 29/F

Causeway Centre

28 Harbour Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2802 1019

Fax: (852) 2827 2355

Western Pacific Marine Ltd

18D Lucky Plaza

315 Lockhart Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2521 8005

Fax: (852) 2521 5775

TUG OPERATORS

Chung Hing Tug Co

Flat B, 22F, Rice Merchants Building

77-78 Connaught Road West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2549 2072/0395

Fax: (852) 2546 2406

East Coast Towing Ltd

44 Ko Fai Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2340 1993

Fax: (852) 2772 7220

Hong Kong Salvage & Towage Co Ltd

3/F HUD Administration Building

Sai Tso Wan Road

Tsing Yi, New Territories, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2612 6800 (24 hours)

Fax: (852) 2480 5894

Tlx: 37322 HKTUG HX

Luen Lee Tug Boat Co

Man Fai Building, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2384 1244

Fax: (852) 2782 1822

Sang Ming Sing Tug Boat &

Transport Co

308 Ferry Street, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2388 8469

Fax: (852) 2399 0208

South China Towing Co Ltd

3206, Singga Commercial Centre

148 Connaught Road

West, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2548 5205

Fax: (852) 2858 2641

Victoria Harbour Tug Co Ltd

Subsidiary of HK Salvage & Towage

Tel :(852) 2422 9255

Fax: (852) 2487 2282

Yiu Lian Agency Ltd

No.1-7, Sai Tso Wan Road

Tsing Yi island, NT, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25449949

Fax: (852) 2581 1418

WATER SUPPLY

Leung Tai Kee Waterboat Co Ltd

987 Canton Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2388 3120

Union Waterboat Co (1972) Ltd

Room 913

Chinachem Golden Plaza

77 Mody Road, TST East

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2369 6932

Fax: (852) 2369 1071

Contact: C.P. Chu

Wah Kee Waterboat (1973) Co

Room 1714

Wealth Commercial Centre

42-56 Kwong Wa Street

Mongkok, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2771 8769

Fax: (852) 2780 0614

Contact: Ramky Leung

FREIGHT SERVICES

CONTAINER LESSORS

Barrens Group Ltd

5A Chuang's Finance Centre

81-85 Lockhart Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 2366

Fax: (852) 2866 0136

Tlx: 89175 BARU HX

Cargonet

Room 1206-7,

12/F, Fortress Tower

250 King's Road, North Point

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2951 0318

Fax: (852) 2318 1494

Container Applications International

c/o Pentago

Tung Lee Commercial Building

10/F, 91-97 Jervois Street

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 3973

Fax: (852) 2542 2970

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Conteast Shipping Ltd

23/F, Belgian House

77-79 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)25284701

Fax: (852) 2866 1480

Cronos Containers (HK) Ltd

Room 2304, 23/F Goldmark

502 Hennessy Road

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2882 8272

Fax: (852) 2894 8335

First Rate Group Holdings

Suite 2912 Metroplaza Tower II

223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung

NT, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25109565

Fax: (852) 2427 8825

Gyro Leasing (Hong Kong) Ltd

16/F, Room 1610

Wayson Commercial Building

28 Connaught Rd, West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2548 1602

Fax: (852) 2540 5327

Interpool (HK) Ltd

10/F, 1006 Centre Point

181 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28344279

Fax: (852) 2574 5149

Jeuro Container Tranport (HK) Ltd

3/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building

317 Des Voeux Rd, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2545 1229

Tlx: 68451 JCT D

Matson Leasing Co (HK) Ltd

801 Crocodile House

50 Connaught Rd, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2854 3280

Fax: (852) 2544 2304

P&O NedLloyd

Hong Kong Telecom Tower, 24/F

Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Tel; (852) 2856 6100

Fax: (852) 2968 1602

Tlx: 73608 NEDL HX

Trans Ocean Ltd

1302 Bangkok Bank Building

14-20 Bonham Strand West

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 1033

Fax: (852) 2581 1740

Transamerica Leasing Inc (HK) Ltd

Room 1204, 10/F, 151 Gloucester Rd

1006 Centre Point

181 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28344279

Fax: (852) 2574 5149

Tlx: 74730 ICSHK HX

Transportation Services Co

Mezzanine/F, Parekh House

63 Wyndham St, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2868 3932

Fax: (852) 28680160

Tlx: 70889 HX

Triton Container International

Room 2602-5, AON Insurance Tower

3 Lockhart Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 6118

Fax: (852) 2529 6061

Tlx: 66548 TRBOX HX

Waterfront Container Leasing (HK)

4/F, Soonvar House

1 3 New Market Street, Sheung Wan

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2805 1115

Fax: (852) 2542 1885

Wing Lee World Transport Holdings

17/F, Champion Building

287-291 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2815 9882

Fax: (852) 281 5 9868 / 2545 6285

Tlx: 71502 WKCTF HX

FREIGHT FORWARDERS

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF

MEMBERS PLEASE CONTACT MS

ALICE LUI HONG KONG

ASSOCIATION OF FREIGHT

FORWARDING AGENTS

TEL: (852) 27963121

FAX: (852) 27963719

GENERAL AGENTS/SHIPPING

Ahrenkiel Shipping

Room 1803-5, Trinity House

165-171 Wan Chai Road

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2836 3223

Fax: (852) 2834 4262

Tlx: 69280 CFASP HX

Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd

14/F, Universal Trade

No.3 Arbuthnot Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2863 6111

Fax: (852) 2861 2419

Tlx: 75478

APL Co Pte Ltd

16/F New T&T Centre, 7 Canton Road

TST, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2738 7333

Fax: (852) 2730 5870

Arya Agencies (HK) Ltd

802-A, Wing On Centre

111 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 8131-4

Fax: (852) 2541 5781

Tlx: 86285 AAGRP HX

Barwil Agencies

Room 1104-1106, Lu Plaza 11/F

No.2 Wing Yip Street, Kwun Tong

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2880 1688

Fax: (852) 2880 5058

Tlx: 67708 BARWL HX

Ben Line Agencies HK Ltd

Suites 1101-02, Chinachem Johnston

Plaza, 178-86 Johnston Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2893 4307

Fax: (852) 2893 4377

Tlx: 43227 BEN HX

CCJ Shipping Co Ltd

30/F, World Trade Centre

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2881 1683

Fax: (852) 2894 9262

Candy DiMartino Agency Ltd

7/F, Tern Centre Tower II

251 Queen's Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 6377

Fax: (852) 2854 2409

Central Maritime Ltd

Room 301, Dominion Centre

43-59 Queen's Road East

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28760608

Fax: (852) 2876 0665

Tlx: 73636 CENMAHX

China Merchants Shipping &

Enterprises Co Ltd

China Merchants Building

152-155 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Fax: (852) 2850 5060

Coldwell Ship Management

(Agency) Ltd

1601 Evergo House

38 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2861 0606

Fax: (852) 2865 6270

Conteast Shipping Ltd

23/F, Belgian House

77-79 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25284701

Denholm Ship Management

(Overseas) Ltd

24F, Golden Centre

188 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25202811

Fax: (852) 2861 0484

Tlx: 73425 DHOLM HX

Delmas HK Ltd

Room 3403, China Resources Building

26 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2802 2086

Fax: (852) 2802 1966

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Dodwell Shipping Ltd

Room 809-811, Tower 1

Cheung Shu Wan Plaza

833 Cheung Sha Wan Road

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2786 1155

Fax: (852) 2744 7554

Dong Woo Shipping Co Ltd

Room 91 2, Wing On Centre

Des Voeux Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25344800

Fax: (852) 2851 7142 / 281 5 1 344

Tlx: 83408 NKLEE HX

East Asia Shipping (HK) Ltd

3/F, Dominion Centre

43-59 Queen's Road East

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2865 6093

Fax: (852) 2527 5477

East Asiatic Co (Hong Kong) Ltd

17/F, CRE Building

303 Hennessy Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: 852 2586 6081

Fax: 852 2827 7229

East West Shipping Agencies

902 Prestige Tower

23 Nathan Road, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2722 4868

Fax: (852) 2369 4820

Tlx: 43570 KAKAY HX

Eastern Prime Line Ltd

22/F, Tower II, Admiralty Centre

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2528 5271

Fax: (852) 2529 1461

Eastern Worldwide Co Ltd

21/F, Western Centre

40-50 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2546 8151

Fax: (852) 2559 7090

Tlx: 83649 ESHIP HX

Euro-Asia Line HK Ltd

Room 1901, Bank of America Tower

12 Harcourt Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2526 3318

Fax: (852) 2537 5452

Eurasia Shipping Services Ltd

22A/F, Chinachem Exchange Place

1 Hoi Wan Street

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2561 8838 / 2597 1 346

Fax: (852) 2805 5573

Tlx: 79808 ESSHK HX

Evolution Ship Management Ltd

3/F Yien Yieh Bank, Western Building

32-36 Des Voeux Road West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2559 3340

Fax: (852) 2559 491 8 / 2548 8452

Tlx: 61506 EVOSM HX

Excelsior Shipping Co

Room 3105-6 Vicwood Plaza

199 Des Voeux Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2581 1322

Fax: (852) 2581 9022

Express Shipping Agency Co

1303 Pacific House

20 Queen's Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2525 5191

Fax: (852) 2845 9074

Tlx: 61101 EXPOS HX

Fenwick Shipping Services Ltd

Unit5, 11/F Block A,

Sea View Estate, 2-8 Watson Road

North Point, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2508 1282

Fax: (852) 2510 7550

Field Light Shipping Co

Room C, 6/F UWA Building

18-19 Connaught Road, West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2857 1283

Fax: (852) 2857 1362

First Eastern Shipping Ltd

28/F, Park Avenue Tower

5 Moreton Terrace

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2894 8806

Fax: (852) 2895 0721

Five Continents Line

7/F, Shun Kwong Commercial Building

8 Des Voeux Road

West, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2857 7688

Fax: (852) 2857 7025

Flying Leaf Shipping Ltd

Room C-D, 14/F, Trust Tower

68 Johnston Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2866 1205

Fax: (852) 2866 1616

Fortuna Navigation Co Ltd

Room 811, Harbour Crystal Centre

100 Granville Road, TST E.KLN, HK4

Tel: (852) 2366 5533

Fax: (852) 2368 3498

Tlx: 44461 (FORNA HX)

Freight Trans International Co Ltd

19/F, Devon House, Taikoo Place

979 King's Road, Quarry Bay

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2579 3288

Fax: (852) 2856 9957

Full Speed Maritime Ltd

3/F Tower I, Tern Centre

237 Queen's Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2542 2323

Fax: (852) 2542 0101

Grand Seatrade Shipping Agencies Ltd

2607 Alexandra House

1 6-20 Chater Road

Central, Hong Kong

Fax: (852) 2810 6780

Gulf Agency Company (HK) Ltd

10/F Grand Centre

8 Humphrey's Avenue, TST

Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2723 6306

Fax: (852) 2314 7300

Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd

43/F Central Plaza

18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2507 1100

Fax: (852) 2802 4027

Healco & Ocean Shipping

Agencies Co

Suite 321, Central Building

1-3 Pedder Street, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2845 2932

Fax: (852) 2845 3382

Hongkong Maritime Co Ltd

Room 1301-3, 13/F Unicorn Trade

Centre, 127-131 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2890 1212

Fax: (852) 2881 8671

Hong Kong Ming Wah

Shipping Co Ltd

2/F, 26-30 Des Voeux Road,

West, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2517 2128

Fax: (852) 2547 3482

Igor Shipping Agencies Ltd

Room 1808, Shun Tak Centre

200 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2548 1378

Fax: (852) 25170533

Tlx: 86939 IGORS HX

Inchcape Shipping Services HK Ltd

Room 809-811, Cheung Sha Wan

Plaza, Tower I, 833 Cheung Sha Wan

Road, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2786 1155

Fax: (852) 2744 3245

International United Shipping

Agency Ltd

16/F, CMA Building

64-66 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2544 7833

Fax: (852) 2815 6229

Interocean Shipping Co Ltd

4/F Harbour Commercial Building

122 Connaught Road, Central

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2541 2634

Fax: (852) 2541 6449

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Jardine Shipping Agencies HK Ltd

18/F, Devon House,

Taikoo Place

979 King's Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2579 3388

Fax: (852) 2856 9927

Tlx: 74145 JMSHAHX

Jebsen & Co. Ltd

26/F, Caroline Centre

18 Yun Ping Road

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2926 2990

Fax: (852) 2882 1776

Tlx: 67952 JEBSN HX

'K' Line (Hong Kong Ltd)

33/F, United Centre

95 Queensway, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2861 5511

Fax: (852) 2865 6826

Tlx: 73776

Kenwa Chipping Co Ltd

Room 808-812 Wing On Centre

111 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2852 8500

Fax: (852) 2542 0100

Tlx: (852) 82666 KENSH HX

Kishinchand Chellaram Maritime

Agencies Ltd

15/F, South China Building

1 Wyndham Street

Central Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2810 7808

Fax: (852) 28684615

Kong Hing Shipping Co.

Room 1206, Wing On Centre

111 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2534 3700

Fax: (852) 2543 5622

Tlx: 75598 KOSCO HX

Lian Huat Shipping HK Co Ltd

Room 2108

Shun Tak Centre, West Tower

200 Connaught Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25464082

Fax: (852) 2858 3436

Tlx: 80434 LHUAT HX

LP Shipping Agencies HK Ltd

Unit 1105-6, Vicwood Plaza

199 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2851 8636

Fax: (852) 2851 8051

Maersk Hong Kong Ltd

19/F, Sunning Plaza,

10 Hysan Avenue

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2837 2222

Fax: (852) 2577 8909

Tlx: 73756 MERSKHX

Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd

Admiralty Centre

Tower II, 19-20/F

18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2529 3110

Fax: (852) 2529 9989

Tlx: 73372 MOLHK

MTMM Line (Hong Kong)

Room 608, Empire Centre

68 Mody Road, TST East

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2528 9338

Fax: (852) 2520 2509

Tlx: 80772 MTMM HX

NYK Line (HK) Ltd

31/F, Admiralty Centre

Tower 1,18 Harcourt Road

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2864 5100

Fax: (852) 2864 7085

Northern Star Shipping Co Ltd

8/F, Yat Fat Building

44-46 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2526 3165

Fax: (852) 2845 9155

Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd

31/F, Harbour Centre

25 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2833 3888

Fax: (852) 2531 8234

Pacific Bridge Services Ltd

Room 2801 -6, Nat West Tower

Times Square, 1 Matheson Street

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2599 0000

Fax: (852) 2506 0506

Pacific International Lines HK Ltd

19/F, Belgium House

77-79 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)2529 3283

Fax: (852) 2866 9497

Tlx: 74048 KOTAH HX

P&O Nedlloyd

Hong Kong Telecom Tower,

24/F Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road,

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2856 6100

Fax: (852) 2968 1602

Tlx: 73608 NEDL HX

Powick Shipping Ltd

Room 1 501 -3, Wing On Centre

111 Connaught Road,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2541 3682

Fax: (852) 2815 1384

Prosperity Steamship Company Ltd

1/F, Tai Fat Building

31-41 Ko Shing Street

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2858 2218

Fax: (852) 2858 3386

Shenzhen Shipping Agency Co Ltd

1211 Hunghom Community Centre

Tower A, 39 Ma Tau Wai Road

Hung Horn, Kowloon

Tel: (852) 2774 6551

Fax: (852) 2363 3504

Sun Hing Shipping Co Ltd

10/F, United Centre

95 Queensway, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2823 5888

Fax: (852) 2528 6744

Tlx: 73332 SUNAG HX

Tai Chong Cheang Steamship

Co (HK) Ltd

20F, 2003-4, Li Po Chun Chambers

189 Des Voeux Road

Central Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2522 5171

Fax: (852) 2845 9307

Taiship Co Ltd

Room 1 202, 1 2/F

Bangkok Bank Building

18 Bonham Strand West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2850 6206/6305

Fax: (852) 2850 6195

Tlx: 73209 TSHIPHX

Tasman Asia Shipping Co Ltd

Units 302-303, Golden Centre

188 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2893 4307

Fax: (852) 2893 4377

Tlx: 43227 BEN HX

Teh-Hu Cargocean

Management Co Ltd

Unit B, 15/F Belgian Bank Tower

77-79 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2598 8688

Fax: (852) 2824 9339

Tlx: 73458 TEHSTHX

Unique Shipping Agencies Ltd

1802 Harbour Centre

25 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28274828

Fax: (852) 28270018

Tlx: 73009 UNIQU HX

Univan Ship Management Ltd

Suite 801,18/F, Asian House

1 Hennessy Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 25270058

Fax: (852) 2861 0742

Tlx: 75249 UNVAN HX

Valles Steamship Company

14/F, New Henry House

Ice House Street, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2524 7111

Fax: (852) 28684014

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20/F, Caltex House

258 Hennessy Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2573 1694

Fax: (852) 2893 7554

Tlx: 62999 VOHKG

Victor International Shipping Inc

20/F, Wing Shan Tower

1 73 Des Voeux Road

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2541 1883

Fax: (852) 2544 9300

Vincent Shipping Ltd

1101-6, 17/FHingYip

Commercial Centre

272-284 Des Voeux Road

Central Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2545 823

Wah Tung Shipping Agency Co Ltd

21/F, China Resources Building

26 Harbour Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2827 2818

Fax: (852) 2827 5361

Tlx: 89410 WATUN HX

Wallem Shipping (HK) Ltd

48/F, Hopewell Centre

183 Queen's Road East

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 28768500

Fax: (852) 2876 1500

Tlx: 73217 WALLEM HX

Wing Tak Shipping Agency Ltd

12/F Ever Gain Centre

43-57 Wang Wo Tsai Street

Tsuen Wan, NT

Tel: (852) 2507 6116

Fax: (852) 2598 6193

Tlx: 89277/FORWT

Wing Lee World Transport Holdings

1 7/F, Champion Building

287-291 Des Voeux Road,

Central, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2815 9882

Fax: (852) 281 5 9868 / 2545 6285

Tlx: 71502 WKCTF HX

World-Wide Shipping Agency Ltd

23/F, 9 Des Voeux Road West

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2842 3888

Fax:(852)28100617

Xingda International Shipping and

Trading Co Ltd

23F, Gitic Centre, Queen's Road East

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852)28669959

Fax: (852) 2866 7667

Zim Israel Navigation Co. Ltd

15/F, Allied Kajima Building

138 Gloucester Road

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2598 5350

Fax: (852) 25199005

Tlx: 851 51 ZIMHK

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Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2574 3232

Fax: (852) 2574 3366

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