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HKPortBoard    The inception of HKMPB in April 2016 provides a high-level platform for the Government to work in partnership with the industry for the betterment of our maritime and port sectors. The key objectives of the HKMPB are to set the direction for the long-term development of Hong Kong's port and maritime services, foster the development of maritime manpower, and devise promotion strategies and initiatives to enhance Hong Kong's status as an international maritime centre. As its vision statement goes, “building on the vibrant port and established shipping heritage as an international maritime centre, Hong Kong will be further consolidated into a major maritime services hub through effective governance, policies and practices for the maritime cluster, with good synergy with shipping and port operations.”




Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government Department responsible for attracting Foreign Direct Investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong.

InvestHK has industry specialists in a range of priority sectors including: Business & Professional Services, Consumer Products, Creative Industries, Financial Services, Financial Technology, Innovation & Technology, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Tourism & Hospitality, and Transport & Industrial plus an overseas network of staff and representatives based in 30 key business cities worldwide covering its target markets.


 anglo eastern   Anglo-Eastern is a leading global provider of independent ship management services, with over 600 vessels under full technical management, another 200+ under crew management, and a technical services division that has overseen some 450 newbuildings and conversions to date.

A singular focus and dedication to first-class ship management as a core business ensures an unparalleled service to owners, whom we engage with as trusted partners. Safety is at the forefront of all that we do, and we have corporate policies geared towards zero tolerance: zero casualties, zero pollution, zero breakdowns.

Our managed fleet comprises all ship sizes and types, from bulk carriers, container ships and tankers (gas, oil, chemical) to ship types not covered by many other managers: ice-class OBO, pipe-layers, heavy-lift, LPG FSO, plus others. These are areas where quality, experience, systems and tailor-made technical approaches all come together.

In-house recruitment and training provides us with direct crewing control. Individually screened and selected cadets are developed at the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy in Karjat, outside of Mumbai, while our 27,000+ skilled seafarers receive continuous training at our strategically located maritime centres in India, the Philippines, China and Ukraine.

Supporting our seafarers and business partners is a dedicated team of more than 1,700 shore staff, who together provide global coverage with local and functional expertise via our network of more than 25 offices and specialist centres located across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Learn more about us at, as well as on LinkedIn (Anglo-Eastern), Facebook (@angloeastern), Instagram (@anglo_eastern) and Twitter (@angloeasterngrp).

 HIPG   Hambantota International Port Group, is a private limited liability company responsible for the managing and operating of the port. It is a company formed under the laws of Sri Lanka as a result of a public private partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort). The majority shareholder being CMPort. HIPG’s parent company CMPort is the largest and a globally competitive public port developer, investor and operator in China with investments in Mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas. Its globe wide port network includes coastal hub ports across China, Hong Kong and also has a growing presence in South Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean and South America resulting in a port network portfolio spanning 36 ports in 18 countries across five continents. A subsidiary of the globally recognised China Merchant Group, CM Port is an award-winning operator in the cargo logistics sector, with an international track record for best practices and sustainable cargo transportation.

 LISCR   The Liberian Registry - the second largest in the world - has been proudly serving the shipping industry for over 70 years. As a founding member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Liberia has taken a leading role in global shipping at a very early stage and continues to be an active member of the IMO Council.

Liberia is the fastest growing major open registry, with a fleet of more than 4,400 vessels, aggregating 170+ million gross tons. Given the size of its fleet and continued growth, the Registry has built an extensive global infrastructure of support made up of 29 regional offices and over 450 inspectors and auditors providing 24-hour service anytime and anywhere in the world.

As an industry leader in technological innovation, Liberia has launched numerous programs in recent years embracing digitalization and interactive platforms. These programs further streamline the entire registration process, making life easier for owners and proving that all flags are not alike.

 Pacific Basin   Pacific Basin Shipping Limited ( is one of the world’s leading owners and operators of modern Handysize and Supramax dry bulk vessels. The Company currently owns 115 dry bulk ships with another 4 modern secondhand vessels soon joining the fleet. Including chartered ships, Pacific Basin operated an average of 230 Handysize and Supramax ships overall during the first half of 2019. Pacific Basin is listed and headquartered in Hong Kong and provides a quality service to over 500 customers, with approximately 3,800 seafarers and over 330 shore-based staff in 12 offices in key locations around the world.


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