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Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city. It is excellent in international finance, shipping and trade centers. Shipping is a very important economic form in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s seaport is Hong Kong’s natural shipping port, with its location between Hong Kong and Kowloon. Hong Kong’s geographical position has advantages. It is the primary shipping lane for related shipping in neighboring countries. Hong Kong is also one of the world’s very busy and efficient international container ports, and it also serves as a major hub port in the global supply chain. Hong Kong provides a lot of container shift services every week, and other connected regions have multiple destinations around the world, so Hong Kong is one of the world’s very busy and efficient international container ports.
Advantages of Hong Kong Container Port
1). Excellent geographical advantage
Hong Kong is located at the entrance of the Pearl River Delta. Using the unique advantages of the Pearl River Delta hinterland and economic development advantages, Hong Kong has become a world-renowned cargo port.
Hong Kong is backed by mainland China (except Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) and faces Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, etc.). The main routes connect countries with strong trade development in Europe and the United States, bringing economic, cultural output, technology Products, etc are very huge.
2). Excellent infrastructure
As an important port city connecting many destinations around the world, Hong Kong needs huge equipment for transporting containers and containers. Its advanced transportation equipment and equipment-related technologies have reached world-leading standards. Therefore, Hong Kong Container Port handles a large number of containers and container boxes every day, and the economic income it brings is also huge.
3). Excellent conditions for policy and government support
As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong adopts a strategy of free trade and economic development to the trade and economic situation of Hong Kong. This has also made Hong Kong an international financial, shipping and trading center. In addition, the Hong Kong government’s policy support for Hong Kong container ports has also greatly influenced the development of Hong Kong container ports.
4). Excellent conditions for talent introduction
The relevant benefits of Hong Kong for talent introduction are as follows:
(1). Permitting to dual status, which means that nationality and nationality status can be retained;
(2). There are no specific requirements for babies born in Hong Kong, that is, children born in Hong Kong can obtain the status of Hong Kong residents;
(3). In Hong Kong, the spouse, children, and parents of an individual who has obtained Hong Kong status may apply for settlement with the holder;
(4). The state enjoys the same treatment as foreign investors (foreign trade investors) in Hong Kong on the mainland (except Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan);
(5). Individuals with Hong Kong status can enjoy visa-free benefits in many countries and regions around the world, which is very convenient for travel and business trips.
1). Excellent terms of trade
As a free trade and shipping center, Hong Kong is very convenient for the transportation of goods from other countries and regions. After all, the infrastructure of Hong Kong’s container port has world-leading standards. These measures have reduced the cost of shipping most goods.
2). Transportation tariffs are low
Compared with domestic (except Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan), the customs policies of Hong Kong region for import and export goods are: enjoy preferential policies for reduction and exemption, coupled with trade between Hong Kong and many countries and regions, forming the advantages of low transportation costs and high efficiency. Therefore, there will be a large number of domestic companies in transit in Hong Kong.
3). Fast transportation speed
Hong Kong’s supervision of goods is not as strict as that in China, so fewer goods supervision and related procedures in Hong Kong will also reduce transportation time costs.
4). Good security
Comparing most foreign and domestic cargo transportation, more security personnel and accompanying professional warehouse management personnel are needed. Trade clearance, customs supervision and warehousing procedures required by Hong Kong are reduced, and security personnel at container ports and port The short time for container transportation reduces the time required for cargo to be transported, so the safety of Hong Kong container port is also improved.
5). Low cost of transportation electronic communication
Compared with the three major domestic operators, long-distance calls in Hong Kong and international calls are very cheap, which also correspondingly reduces the cost of electronic communications for telephone reporting required during the port cargo transportation.
6). Trust of the country where the goods are transported
Hong Kong’s complete trust system for foreign trading companies provides high-quality international financial and insurance service standards, which increases the protection of the safe transportation of goods.
7). Good knowledge of professional talents
Most employees in Hong Kong Container Port have a thorough understanding of cargo transportation and customs clearance standards in many countries, understand international common English, and understand the shipping time and loading cost of international shipping.
Specific processes required for imported goods abroad
1). Goods import documents
The person in charge of the port receiving the goods needs the cargo transporter to provide a complete set of documents: the person in charge of the port receiving the goods needs to know which country the cargo belongs to, the shipping company of which country, and where to pick up the delivery bill
2). Redemption list
(1). The time and place where the shipping agent or the shipping port company arrives are required. If transshipment is required, secondary procedures are required.
(2). The original bill of lading of the cargo company is required (if not, the fax company’s list and letter of the guarantee are required).
3). Report inspection (quarantine inspection)
The inspection and quarantine department confirms whether the goods need to be quarantined (detect disease) according to the supervision conditions in the “commodity code”.
4). Customs declaration
(1). The person in charge of receiving the goods needs to declare the goods, either by himself or by the relevant authorized cargo representative.
The time required for customs clearance: about one working day;
customs clearance time for special goods: about two to three working days;
inspection: a. Technical inspection: determine whether the inspection is required based on the goods and the documents provided;
b. Random sampling inspection: after customs clearance, Random computer checks.
5). Handling equipment transfer documents
(1). The person in charge of the cargo needs to provide the relevant original bill of lading (if not, then the computer of the agent’s home should store the fax file and the letter of guarantee), and then go to the container department of the shipping company or the freight agency company Equipment transfer order;
(2). Relevant certificates for container entry and exit are required.
6). Get the container
Relevant procedures and fees are handled by the bill of lading of the goods. After receiving the delivery order, the cargo agent needs to check the content to ensure accuracy.
7). Pick up the goods
The person in charge of the cargo agent or the person in charge of the receipt shall contact the trailer to pick up the cargo at the wharf or yard station where the cargo is formulated with the receipt document.
Although the Hong Kong container port is a port between goods, it is an important channel for close ties between countries around the world.