Association Delegation Visit to Beijing 香港船東會代表團訪問北京
On 27-30 September 2018, a 30-member delegation of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, led by Chairman Mr Jack Hsu, paid a visit to Beijing. The delegation met with the National Development and Reform Commission, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Transport, the Maritime Safety Administration, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and the Zhongjun Junhong Group. During the meetings, views were exchanged on various policy, regulatory, technical and environmental issues of concern to the Hong Kong maritime community including, among others, the 2020 global sulphur cap, emission reduction, ship recycling, smart shipping and ship security. There were also in-depth discussions on the challenges and opportunities for shipping and shipping-related sectors arising from national plans such as the Belt and Road Initiative, the Greater Bay Area Development and the Free Trade Port scheme in the Mainland.
During the visit, Association delegates were also invited to the National Day dinner banquet held in the People’s Great Hall on 28 September.
Since 2016, the Association has organized delegation visits to Beijing annually, for understanding more about recent developments in the Mainland and for the purpose of professional, information and technical exchange.