The Government today released proposals and invited stakeholders’ views on measures to make better use of Kwai Tsing port back-up land to enhance Kwai Tsing Container Terminals’ cargo-handling capacity and operating efficiency.
Findings of the Study on the Strategic Development Plan for Hong Kong Port 2030, Hong Kong Port will see growth in container throughput at an annual rate of 1.5% up to 2030.
To cater for this, the Transport & Housing Bureau proposes to integrate some of the port back-up land into the terminal areas to increase their yard space and barge-berthing facilities.
It also suggests letting out port back-up land on short-term tenancies to small-and-medium sized logistics enterprises, and exploring the feasibility of having multi-storey facilities for truck parking or cargo storage/consolidation uses to free up more land in the terminals’ vicinity.
Industry stakeholders are invited to send in their views on the proposed measures, which are available on the websites of Transport & Housing Bureau, Hong Kong Port Development Council and Hong Kong Logistics Development Council , to the Transport &Housing Bureau by August 15.