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Hong Kong Maritime Week 2018 kicks-off

Hong Kong Maritime Week 2018 (HKMW 2018) kicked off on Sunday with an orienteering race.

The third edition of Hong Kong's Maritime Week oragnised by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (HKMPB) with co-organisers, the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, runs from 18 to 24 November and features over 50 events comprising both industry and outreach

The opening ceremony was held on Sunday at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park with an orienteering race. Speaking at the opening chairman of the HKMPB and Secretary for Transport and Housing, Frank Chan Fan, said: "Maritime, trading and logistics have all along been the pillar industry of Hong Kong.  As mentioned in the Chief Executive's Policy Address published in October this year, Hong Kong should capitalise on our unique strengths and seize the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.

“The Government will, through a package of initiatives including tax concessions and facilitation measures, promote the development of high value-added maritime services such as ship leasing, marine insurance, etc., thereby providing a new development strategy for the Hong Kong maritime industry."

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 HKMW 2018 offers more than 50 activities organised by 60 local and international maritime bodies.  The activities cover eight themes, namely shipping and maritime, maritime law and arbitration, ship finance, marine insurance, ship management, marine technology, port and logistics, and maritime education and career.

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