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Hong Kong sends shipping delegation to Shanghai

Hong Kong: A 16-member shipping mission led by by Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Hang, left yesterday for Shanghai, reports the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council. Stated aims of the mission from Hong Kong SAR are to promote the comprehensive shipping services offered by Hong kong as a long-time international maritime centre, and to enhance development of the maritime industries of both cities.

"The State Council yesterday endorsed in principle that Shanghai should speed up its development into an international shipping hub," said Ms Cheng (see previous story). "i am pleased to lead Hong Kong's shipping industry experts to Shanghai at this opportune moment to share with the Shanghai shipping industry our experience as an international maritime centre. and to exchange views on enhancing co-operation and synergy and how best to complement each other's strengths."

Members of the delegation include experts in ship owning, ship brokering, ship finance, maritime insurance, maritime law and ship registration.

Today the mission is attending a seminar on 'Shanghai-Hong Kong Interactive Development in Shipping service Industry' hosted by the shanghai municipal Urban and Rural Construction and Transport Commission and co-organised by the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council and the Marine Department. Ms Cheng and some members of the delegation will also discuss the development of ship finance with representatives of Shanghai's banking sector at the Honk Kong Economic and Trade office in Shanghai.  [27/03/09]

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