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The Hong Kong Container Port Industry Calls for Government Support in Preserving Port Competitiveness

24 April 2015

On 24 April, the Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators' Association (HKCTOA) organized a luncheon which was attended by senior government officials as well as representatives from industry leaders, shipping lines, logistics associations, container terminals operators and business chambers. Ms Jessie Chung, Chairman of HKCTOA, said during the luncheon that it was imperative for the government to urgently provide additional back-up land and barge berths for the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in order to safeguard Hong Kong Port’s competitiveness. Mr. Tim Smith, Chairman of the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association (HKLSA), stood in full support of the HKCTOA’s call for co-ordinated action. Professor Anthony Cheung, Secretary for Transport and Housing, confirmed that port infrastructure remained an important pillar of Hong Kong’s economy. The Hong Kong Government will continue to work with the industry to agree feasible measures to enhance the overall capability and efficiency of the Hong Kong Port and carry out the improvement measures in the pragmatic but forward looking manner, according to Professor Cheung.