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With the Hong Kong port slipping out of the world's top five, terminal operators should work together where possible, and focus on competing with ports in the Greater Bay Area and beyond'. Here what says Jonathan Beard, head of business advisory, transportation and logistics in Asia for Arcadis. The greater Bay Area is an economic project gathering 11 important Chinese cities such as Hong Kong, Macau or Guangzhou. Therefore, one can wonder, how Hong Kong's port can stay competitive and ahead of rivals in the greater Bay Area? To answer that question we shall first understand and describe the geographical advantages of the Hong Kong's port. Then, we shall shed light on the challenges the port currently faces.
[...] Therefore, Hong Kong benefit some geographical advantages, which allowed the port to gain further influence in the world's trade. Indeed, the city “can be highly proud of the role it has played in such developments”. Still its port is actually facing troubles. II. The Challenges the Port Currently Faces As we have seen it, Hong Kong owns a special location in Asia road trade, nonetheless it is currently facing issues. Its first experiencing issues in terms of facilities and space. [...]
[...] Nonetheless, the Hong Kong's port is currently facing trouble because of the rise of others major economic cities. Besides, the port has issues in terms of space and facilities that need to be improved, to reach the normal standards. To respond to this problem, the city of Hong Kong should do as the city of Guangzhou, aggressively support its port with financial helps. Plus, new “barge berths” need to be set up, as well as a better “focus on removing operational inefficiencies”. [...]
[...] The “terminal yard is on average to 30 per cent below the benchmark for modern facilities”. Considering the rise of ships and cargo sizes, if these facilities were in normal sizes, it would ease the task of the people in charge of handling the container ships via barge. Ergo, it goes without saying that Hong Kong's port is facing many challenges. In fine, we have seen that the territory of Hong Kong owns a special location on the Asian continent. [...]
[...] Therefore, one can wonder, how Hong Kong's port can stay competitive and ahead of rivals in the greater Bay Area? To answer that question, we shall first understand and describe the geographical advantages of the Hong Kong's port. Then, we shall shed light on the challenges the port currently faces. I. The Geographical Advantages of The Hong Kong's Port In many ways, Hong Kong's port benefits sea access which is an important asset for the city. When looking at a map, we see that the city is located in the south west coast of China. [...]
[...] This is why since the occupation of the territory by the British the port has been an important element for the development of the trade in this region. Additionally, the border of the so-called independent city touches the city of Shenzhen, and also very important city in the Chinese economy. This way the Hong Kong's port is highly connected in terms of land access to Shenzhen. Most of the merchandise arriving in and by the port is thus conducted by truck from the port to the main land and vice versa. [...]
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