Hong Kong remains world’s busiest container port

by Canadian Shipper

Hong Kong maintained its position as the world’s busiest container port in 2000, handling 18.1 million TEU, which represented growth of 11.7 per cent over 1999.

Cargo demand for Hong Kong is expected to grow at an annual rate of five per cent over the next 15 years, especially as the Pearl River delta, in southern China, is the port’s main source of cargo, and the area is experiencing continuing growth.

From 18 million TEU, throughput at Hong Kong port is expected to grow 30 million TEU in 2010 and 40 million TEU in 2020, according to Hong Kong’s secretary for economic services, Sandra Lee.

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