Impacts of global manufacturing trends on port development : the case of Hong Kong
Loh, Hui Shan
Van Thai, Vinh
Date of Issue2015
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Global manufacturing trends may have profound implications for regional port development. This paper studies Hong Kong port (HKP), which has been one of the world's busiest container ports since the 1990s. In recent years, global manufacturers have started to move away from its primary cargo base, the Chinese Pearl River Delta. This study investigates impacts of the emerging global manufacturing trends on HKP development. It is found that relocation of manufacturing to Western Guangdong benefits HKP, while other relocation destinations make HKP less attractive or even irrelevant. Based on the findings, government policies are discussed that may be formulated to support the growth of the port and wider port-related economy.
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The Asian journal of shipping and logistics
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