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Hong Kongs mission seeks to raise country's maritime profile at Marintec China

Hong Kongs mission seeks to raise country's maritime profile at Marintec China

Shanghai: Hong Kong's Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng headed a 29-strong shipping mission that visited Shanghai and Ningbo to promote the country's shipping and maritime services this week. The mission, co-organised by the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council and the Marine Department, includes representatives from the Hong Kong maritime industry and relevant organisations that wish to meet potential customers in the region.

Ms Cheng, who opened the first ever Hong Kong Pavilion at the renowned Marintec China show on Tuesday, has used the event as a platform to meet representatives from institutions such as the Shanghai Port Administration Bureau and the Ningbo Municipal Government. The show boasts more than 1,100 exhibiting companies from 30 countries/regions including 17 national pavilions- one of which is Hong Kong.

The pavilion was jointly set up by the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and the Marine Department and aimed to showcase the country's strengths in maritime services such as ocean transport, ship management, ship register, maritime communications and navigation equipment.

Ms Cheng also opened a seminar on Hong Kong maritime services in Ningbo yesterday, which highlighted Hong Kong's professional services in shipping finance, insurance, maritime law, taxation, ship management and shipping register.  [29/11/07]