Friday, 22 January 2016 07:04

Hong Kong establishes new Maritime and Port Board

395 HKG

Under pressure for its inaction in support of the maritime sector, the government of Hong Kong has decided to fix the problem with a new Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, chaired by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, to replace the existing Maritime Industry Council and the Port Development Council. The stated mandate is “to assist the government to formulate strategies and policies to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international transportation centre and, in particular, to spur further growth of the maritime services cluster.” The Hong Kong Shipowners Association welcomed the move and “urged government to put the necessary funding and other arrangements in place as soon as possible, so that the new maritime body is able to start working on the much needed policy changes that will assist Hong Kong’s maritime global competitiveness.”

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