Port of Hong Kong Prepares for Bigger Ships (China)
Port of Hong Kong is preparing for a burst in trade between Asia and the Gulf Coast when a nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal doubles the waterway’s size.
“Indeed, we are dredging our container terminals so that – like many other ports – we will be able to receive mega-vessels,” said Donald Tong, Hong Kong’s commissioner for economic and trade affairs.
The Port of Hong Kong, located by the South China Sea, is a deepwater seaport dominated by trade in containerised manufactured products, and to a lesser extent raw materials and passengers.
A key factor in the economic development of Hong Kong, the natural shelter and deep waters of Victoria Harbour provide ideal conditions for berthing and handling all types of vessels.
It is one of the busiest ports in the world, in the three categories of shipping movements, cargo handled and passengers carried.
Dredging Today Staff, February 8, 2012;