In Hong Kong, all container terminal facilities are financed, developed, owned
and operated by the private sector. The Government's role is to undertake long-term
strategic planning for port facilities and to provide the necessary supporting
infrastructure, such as roads and channels to the terminals.
The Hong Kong Port Development Council (PDC), chaired by the Secretary for
Economic Development and Labour, is a high-level advisory body comprising key
players from the private sector and the Government. The PDC advises the
Government on port development strategies and port facility planning to meet future
demands. It also assists the Government in promoting Hong Kong as a regional hub
port and a leading container port in the world.
A Port Development Advisory Group, formed under the PDC, assists the council
in examining port cargo forecasts and assessing port development needs in the light
of changing demand, port capacity, productivity, performance and competition,
locally and regionally.