Hong Kong Maritime Week 2022 underway to showcase local cluster and boost international hub role


The 6th Hong Kong Maritime Week is underway, organised by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (HKMPB) together with co-organisers the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, a partners Hong Kong Trade Development Council and InvestHK. Theme of the week is to “Propel Hong Kong” as a renowned international maritime centre with the collaboration of the support organisations.

Through a week of maritime activities, it is hoped to unite and showcase the Hong Kong maritime industry as a strong cluster, raise the community’s awareness of the economic contributions of Hong Kong’s maritime and port industries, and promote Hong Kong as a preferred base for maritime business. International and local industry luminaries and practitioners will participate in various physical, online and/or hybrid activities including conferences and seminars and maritime-themed visits.

Since its debut in 2016, HKMW has received support from a number of local maritime organisations, including GS1 Hong Kong, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong Branch), Maritime Professional Promotion Federation, Modern Terminals, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Joint Branch of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

This year, it has attracted global maritime organisations to take part, including BIMCO), Capital Link, DNV and Port of Hamburg Marketing.SMI is among official media partners.

HKMW 2022 will feature a number of local themes, namely:
– Building up of the local maritime talent pool
– Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA)
– High value-added maritime services, including ship finance, maritime law & arbitration, ship management and marine insurance.

One highlight of the week comes on Thursday 24 November when the Nautical Institute Hong Kong Branch will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a conference on ‘smart seafaring followed by an evening networking cocktail.
HKMPB was established on April 1, 2016. The Board provides a high-level platform for the Government to work with the industry with a view to setting the direction for the long-term development of Hong Kong’s port and maritime services, fostering the development of maritime manpower and devising promotion strategies and initiatives to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international maritime centre.