Speech by CE at Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC)

Mrs Lam said that the trading and logistics industry of HKG, contributing about 22 % of GDP and 20 % of employment. HKG International Airport hosts some 100 airlines operating more than 1,100 flights a day, with regular and direct services to about 220 destinations. HKG will move ahead with a three-runway system, a new concourse, and people-moving and baggage-handling systems.

To cope with air mail and transshipment services generated by e-commerce growth, the Airport Authority will expand the Air Mail Centre at the airport.

HKG Port enables about 330 container vessel services a week to some 470 destinations worldwide. The Govt is working on the development of high value-added maritime services, and encourage overseas maritime enterprises to set up a presence. It is also implementing port enhancement measures to provide additional terminal yard space and barge berths to increase the container handling capacity of the Container Terminals, and the better use of back-up land.

(HK Govt)