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Ranked 6th in Lloyds list of top 100 ports in 2016, the Port of Hong Kong is the entry point to Mainland of China and one of the most busiest transhipment ports in the world.
The Port of Hong Kong has nine container terminals equipped to handle more than 20 million TEUs. These terminals together handle 60% (approx.) of the total container trade in or routed via Hong Kong. In 2016, 3,70,990 vessels (all trade) called at the port, and the port handled the port handled 19.8 million TEUs, of which 60% was transhipment cargo.
The Port of Hong Kong has been in existence since the mid-1800’s, used as a hideaway by the pirates. In 1821, the British merchants who used the port for docking vessels carrying opium realised the significance of the port’s location for carrying out trade with the Far East. The port has been an integral part of Hong Kong’s history and its independence movement.
Unlike most other ports around the world, the Port of Hong Kong does not have a dedicated port authority to manage, control and provide infrastructure at the port. It is also relatively independent of government control. Most of the port infrastructure and facilities are owned and operated by private companies.