TLB establishes Task Force on Maritime and Port Development Strategy19 April 2023
The Transport and Logistics Bureau (TLB) announced today (April 19) the establishment of the Task Force on Maritime and Port Development Strategy under the Maritime and Port Development Committee of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board to put forward an action plan on strategies to further promote the development of Hong Kong as an international maritime centre.
The Task Force will focus on the following tasks:
(a) formulate strategies for:
- enhancing the development of business sectors such as ship finance, marine insurance, maritime arbitration and ship management, thereby enabling Hong Kong to become a global leading high-end maritime services market;
- facilitating transformation of global maritime and port business towards zero emission;
- promoting the development of smart initiatives and digitalisation in the maritime industry; and
- promoting exchanges and collaboration among maritime industries in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and those around the world;
(b) pursue studies to devise strategies for promoting the high-end maritime services industry and related areas thereby sustaining the competitiveness of the Hong Kong maritime and port industry; and
(c) conduct policy research and recommend initiatives to entrench Hong Kong's status as an international maritime centre including enhancing exchanges among industries in the international arena and the GBA.
The Task Force comprises experts from various sub-sectors within the maritime and port industry, such as shipowner, shipper, marine insurance, maritime arbitration, tax and commodity trading. Other industry leaders and relevant bureaux/departments will be invited to attend meetings of the Task Force when relevant topics are discussed. The membership of the Task Force is set out in the Appendix.
As announced in the 2023-24 Budget, the Task Force is set up with the aim of putting forward the action plan on key strategies to accelerate the growth of Hong Kong's high value-added maritime services cluster and further entrench Hong Kong's status as an international maritime centre. The Task Force targets to promulgate the action plan by the end of 2023," a spokesman for the TLB said.