Transport Planning for Hong Kong's Future Port Requirements

by Linda K. Carpenter, Wilbur Smith Associates, San Jose, United States,
J. Michael Wilson, Wilbur Smith Associates, San Jose, United States,
Clive L. Posford, Wilbur Smith Associates, San Jose, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference—Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program


Hong Kong is currently the world's busiest container port. It regained the number one position from Singapore in July 1992 following a huge rise in annual throughput of 29% over the previous year. The need to plan for the future expansions in port facilities has been recognized by the Hong Kong Government for some time. The Government-commissioned Port and Airport Development Strategy (PADS) Study was completed in 1989. In addition to planning for the new airport at Chek Lap Kok, the PADS Study identified the need to expand the number of container terminals and other port facilities to accommodate the forecast increase in traffic. Following the PADS Study detailed planning and engineering feasibility studies were conducted for each of the future port facilities proposed. These included expansions to the existing container port at Kwai Chung, a new container port on Lantau Island and a river trade terminal at Tuen Mun. This paper describes these studies and in particular the transport planning elements of the studies for the immediate container port expansions at Kwai Chung.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Feasibility studies | Transportation management | Container shipping | Airport terminals | Transportation studies | Freight transportation | Facility management | Asia | Hong Kong | China | Singapore

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