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Old August 9th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #241
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Cruise terminal tender to start Q4

The tendering exercise for the Kai Tak cruise terminal project will start in the fourth quarter, the Tourism Commission says, adding it has proposed development parameters for the project.

According to the commission's document submitted to the Legislative Council today, bidders must have at least three years' immediate experience in operating a cruise terminal with a minimum annual throughput of 200,000 homeport passengers. They will be required to propose a design that can provide flexible services to different cruise operators.

The terminal's first berth is slated to open in February 2012. The successful bidder should provide a bond of 5% of the estimated construction cost of the facilities to the Government as a financial disincentive against any delays.

2nd berth


The second berth should be commissioned within three years upon a demand letter issued by the Director of Lands. The target date is beyond 2015.

The successful bidder can also commission the second berth earlier to handle smaller cruise vessels, subject to Government approval which would take into account various implications such as traffic conditions and marine safety.

The successful bidder is given the flexibility to complete the commercial area in phases by 2020 and it will be required to build a landscaped deck on the roof of the cruise terminal building to allow the public to enjoy the waterfront.

The landscaped deck can be delivered in phases to allow creativity and flexibility in design and completion of the commercial facilities. Such a phasing arrangement should not compromise the iconic outlook of the terminal as the first berth is commissioned.

Performance pledges

Bidders will be required to submit a comprehensive plan with specific performance pledges on the operation, business and marketing aspects. They will be required to demonstrate commitment to attract cruise vessels home-porting at the new cruise terminal.

They need to set out their arrangements on fees and charges, and allocation of berthing slots and should submit pledges on how they would work together with the Tourism Board and Tourism Commission in cruise market development.

The successful bidder will be required to provide space for the board's visitor service kiosk at the new cruise terminal rent-free.

Tender assessment

On the tender assessment, the commission said a committee will be formed to assess the proposals and a 30:70 weighting ratio for financial and non-financial criteria will be adopted.

The Government intends to seek nominations from bodies like the Institute of Architects and the Tourism Board for appointment as independent advisors for the assessment process during the tender exercise.

An interdepartmental steering committee will be established to monitor implementation of the land lease after the tender award.

The successful bidder will be required to enter into a service agreement with the Government. It will include performance pledges made by the bidder, in particular those relating to the operation, management and maintenance of the new terminal.
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最快11月招標 擬建園景平台
啟德郵輪碼頭2012啟用

10/08/2007
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拖延多年的郵輪碼頭工程終有進展,政府正全速草擬標書,最快今年十一月會招標邀請財團在啟德跑道尾興建郵輪碼頭,首個大泊位可望於二○一二年投入服務。不過,當局指定興建、將開放予公眾的碼頭上蓋園景平台和鄰近的商業設施,未必與碼頭同步啟用,可能令郵輪碼頭運作初期會有配套不足的情況出現。

倘服務差可收回土地
此外,政府又罕有地規定中標者須與當局簽署一份等同土地契約的服務協議,確保服務質素,若中標者的營運質素未能達致要求,政府有權收回土地。

按計劃,政府明年第二季可批出標書及簽署土地契約。啟德新郵輪碼頭佔地七點六公頃,當中五公頃可用來興建商業設施,碼頭長八百五十米,擬建的兩個泊位最少可予排水量十一萬公噸的世界級郵輪停泊,包括瑪麗皇后二號。

首個大泊位將於二○一二年二月投入服務,而三年後當海底煤氣管工程完成時,第二個大泊位也可全面應用。旅遊事務專員區璟智昨日表示,中標者可按需要提早啟用第二個泊位,但第二個泊位在相關管道完成前只能予較小型郵輪停泊。

根據標書規定,中標者擁有郵輪碼頭五十年經營權,要斥資三十二億元興建碼頭及配套設施,並須向政府補地價;中標者又須在客運大樓上蓋建逾二萬平方米的園景平台,且必須開放讓市民入內俯瞰維港景色,平台及商業設施可於二○二○年前分階段落成。

標書又為競投興建碼頭的財團訂立最低要求,訂明要在過去三年有營運郵輪碼頭客量每年達二十萬人次的經驗,區璟智稱若參考該最低要求,全港有四十家公司合乎有關資格,投標者可委聘合夥人或承辦商達到上述要求。

審批考慮地標式建築
她續稱,由於外間普遍認同碼頭必須是一個地標式建築物,故審批標書時會考慮建築物的設計、美觀和與附近環境協調,及有否加入環保元素,當局將會成立評審委員會審理標書。

至於交通配套,在首個泊位投入服務前,政府會完成興建一條連接郵輪碼頭與九龍各區的雙線行車路,又會在該路行經的龍翔道一帶實施交通紓緩措施,讓旅客可乘公共交通工具往返市區。

當郵輪碼頭落成後,本港郵輪碼頭泊位共增至四個。當局預期到二○二○年,新郵輪碼頭每年為本港帶來十四億元至二十二億元的經濟收益,每年吸引一百四十萬名旅客人次使用碼頭。
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拖 延 多 年 的 郵 輪 碼 頭 工 程 有 進 展 , 政 府 正 全 速 草 擬 標 書 , 最 快 今 年 十 一 月 會 招 標 邀請 財 團 在 啟 德 跑 道 尾 興 建 郵 輪 碼 頭 , 首 個 大 泊 位 可 望 於 二 ○ 一 二 年 投 入 服 務 。 不 過, 當 局 指 定 興 建 、 將 開 放 予 公 眾 的 碼 頭 上 蓋 園 景 平 台 和 鄰 近 的 商 業 設 施 , 未 必 與 碼頭 同 步 啟 用 , 可 能 令 郵 輪 碼 頭 運 作 初 期 會 有 配 套 不 足 的 情 況 出 現 。

此 外, 政 府 又 罕 有 地 規 定 中 標 者 須 與 當 局 簽 署 一 份 等 同 土 地 契 約 的 服 務 協 議 , 確 保 服 務質 素 , 若 中 標 者 的 營 運 質 素 未 能 達 致 要 求 , 政 府 有 權 收 回 土 地 。

按 計 劃 , 政 府 明 年 第 二 季 可 批 出 標 書 及 簽 署 土 地 契 約 。 啟 德 新 郵 輪 碼 頭 佔 地 七 點 六公 頃 , 當 中 五 公 頃 可 用 來 興 建 商 業 設 施 , 碼 頭 長 八 百 五 十 米 , 擬 建 的 兩 個 泊 位 最 少可 予 排 水 量 十 一 萬 公 噸 的 世 界 級 郵 輪 停 泊 , 包 括 瑪 麗 皇 后 二 號 。

建 園 景 平 台 可 俯 瞰 維 港
首 個 大 泊 位 將 於 二 ○ 一 二 年 二 月 投 入 服 務 ,而 三 年 後 當 海 底 煤 氣 管 工 程 完 成 時 , 第 二 個 大 泊 位 也 可 全 面 應 用 。 旅 遊 事 務 專 員 區璟 智 昨 表 示 , 中 標 者 可 按 需 要 提 早 啟 用 第 二 個 泊 位 , 但 第 二 個 泊 位 在 相 關 管 道 完 成前 只 能 予 較 小 型 郵 輪 停 泊 。

根 據 標 書 規 定 , 中 標 者 擁 有 郵 輪 碼 頭 五 十 年 經 營 權 , 要 斥 資 三 十 二 億 元 興 建 碼 頭 及配 套 設 施 , 並 須 向 政 府 補 地 價 ; 中 標 者 又 須 在 客 運 大 樓 上 蓋 建 逾 二 萬 平 方 米 的 園 景平 台 , 且 必 須 開 放 讓 市 民 入 內 俯 瞰 維 港 景 色 , 平 台 及 商 業 設 施 可 於 二 ○ 二 ○ 年 前 分階 段 落 成 。

標 書 又 為 競 投 興 建 碼 頭 的 財 團 訂 立 最 低 要 求 , 訂 明 要 在 過 去 三 年 有 營 運 郵 輪 碼 頭 客量 每 年 達 廿 萬 人 次 的 經 驗 , 區 璟 智 稱 若 參 考 該 最 低 要 求 , 全 港 有 四 十 家 公 司 合 乎 資格 , 投 標 者 可 委 聘 合 夥 人 或 承 辦 商 達 到 上 述 要 求 。

每 年 經 濟 收 益 達 廿 二 億
她 續 說 , 由 於 外 間 普 遍 認 同 碼 頭 必 須 是 一 個地 標 式 建 築 物 , 故 審 批 標 書 時 會 考 慮 建 築 物 的 設 計 、 美 觀 和 與 附 近 環 境 協 調 , 及 有否 加 入 環 保 元 素 , 當 局 將 成 立 評 審 委 員 會 審 理 標 書 。

至 於 交 通 配 套 , 在 首 個 泊 位 投 入 服 務 前 , 政 府 會 完 成 興 建 一 條 連 接 郵 輪 碼 頭 與 九 龍各 區 的 雙 線 行 車 路 , 又 會 在 該 路 行 經 的 龍 翔 道 一 帶 實 施 交 通 紓 緩 措 施 , 讓 旅 客 可 乘公 共 交 通 工 具 往 返 市 區 。

當 郵 輪 碼 頭 落 成 後 , 本 港 郵 輪 碼 頭 泊 位 共 增 至 四 個 。 當 局 預 期 到 二 ○ 二 ○ 年 , 新 郵輪 碼 頭 每 年 為 本 港 帶 來 十 四 億 元 至 廿 二 億 元 的 經 濟 收 益 , 每 年 吸 引 一 百 四 十 萬 名 旅客 人 次 使 用 碼 頭 。
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Old August 12th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #245
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Terminal will give HK capacity to host five liners simultaneously
10 August 2007
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When the first phase of Hong Kong's new cruise terminal opens at the former Kai Tak airport site in 2012, Victoria Harbour will be capable of accommodating up to five cruise liners at any one time.

Tourism commissioner Au King-chi said yesterday that the successful bidder for the project would be required to build two berths with a combined length of 850 metres. The first, which the government expects to bring into service in February 2012, should be able to accommodate one mega-liner and one small one, or three small liners, she said.

If three liners were berthed there, and two more were docked at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, the city would host five cruise liners simultaneously.

Crociere's Hong Kong-based Allegra, which weighs 28,430 gross tonnes and is 187.7 metres long, is considered a small vessel.

The terminal is being designed to accommodate the biggest ship the world expects to see for several years to come, the Royal Caribbean line's Project Genesis. That means having berths and other facilities big enough to handle a ship of 220,000 gross tonnes, carrying 5,400 passengers and 1,200 crew.

Those requirements match the expected size and capacity of Project Genesis, the as yet unnamed mega-liner due for launch in 2009.

Joseph Lam, Royal Caribbean's international representative for Hong Kong, said it was not expected that vessel would be surpassed for several years after its launch.

The liner was also unlikely to visit Hong Kong until several years after its launch, he said.

The government will invite tenders for the project late this year or early next year. The winning bidder is likely to have to spend at least HK$3.2 billion, on top of the land premium, to develop the 7.6-hectare site.

About 60 per cent of the site will be built on - facilities will include shops and a hotel. A 35-metre height limit will be imposed.

A third berth, protruding into the harbour, may be built later.
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啟德築河貫城 限樓高擴景觀
2007年8月17日

【明報專訊】規劃署建議修訂東南九龍的啟德城中心設計概念,包括把啟德明渠美化成貫穿啟德城中心的河道,部分沿河地帶將由商業及其他用途改為綜合發展區,容許在城規會同意下興建不高於40米的樓宇。

河道北改作發展區 樓高降至40米

規劃署早前完成啟德規劃研究,並根據發展局、建築署、房屋署及地區組織等意見,提出多項修訂建議,包括把啟德明渠美化成河道。為免大量高樓大廈阻礙區內車站廣場和體育館公園的景觀,河道北面兩旁的土地用途,將由商業及其他用途,改為綜合發展區,樓宇高度限制將由150至175米,大幅降至15至40米,並需經城規會審議通過。

規劃署建議沿河開設食肆、咖啡店和商舖,讓市民能在河畔散步消遣。綜合發展區東面的政府及社區用地樓宇高度限制,則由45米減至15米,以保持一致的樓層高度。但為了在啟德城中心興建地標式大樓,署方建議把綜合發展區東面其他用地內的樓宇高度限制,維持於175米。

啟德站倡建地標 建路連接新蒲崗九龍城

在沙中線啟德車站的走廊入口,規劃署建議興建兩幢地標式大樓,附近商業用地的樓宇高度限制將改為80米,非住宅地積比率為5;但面向公共屋的土地將不容許興建建築物,保持空曠的視線走廊。

另外,為加強新蒲崗、九龍城與啟德的聯繫,政府建議興建U形行人路,連接新蒲崗、九龍城及啟德政府辦公大樓,以及通往啟德城內體育館公園的綠化地帶。行人路的中央部分將興建人工瀑布,連接河道頂部。

大量行人路橋樑 減可建築住宅面積

經修訂的啟德城中心設計,將建有大量行人路或橋樑,方便市民步行前往政府辦公大樓、車站廣場、多用途運動場、啟德坊等。修訂後的商業用地將由14.1公頃微增至14.4公頃,住宅用地則由27.2公頃增至29公頃,但可建築住宅面積卻由160.3萬平方米減至約159萬平方米,可提供約2.1萬個單位。

立法會議員陳鑑林表示,民建聯曾與政府進行多次會議,政府基本上同意民建聯所有意見。「我們建議沿河樓宇不高於40米,因為這令視野更廣闊。」他希望啟德城除商業發展外,應同時發展文娛康樂,並推動社區發展。另外,民建聯又建議同步發展啟德和新蒲崗,「新蒲崗對面有不少舊工廈,希望政府重建該範圍,與啟德商業區一同發展」。
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Congratulations Hong Kong...this is a good project ! no more those typical towering buildings in this project !
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2007-08 Policy Address:
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The formulation of the Kai Tak Development Plan is an example of successful public engagement. The challenge now is to take forward this major project within a tight schedule. Statutory procedures to amend the Kai Tak Outline Zoning Plan are almost finished, after which the project will enter the implementation stage. We will invite tenders in due course to construct a new cruise terminal. The first berth is expected to be operational in 2012. A high-level inter-departmental committee led by the Secretary for Development will ensure that the project stays on schedule. It will also ensure that this vast ex-airport site will be developed into an attractive place for our citizens to enjoy and take pride in.
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Tenders invited for Kai Tak cruise terminal

November 8, 2007



Tenders invited for Kai Tak cruise terminal

The Government will invite tenders for the development of a new cruise terminal at Kai Tak starting tomorrow. The successful bidder is expected to design, build, operate, manage and maintain the new cruise terminal for 50 years and begin operating the first berth in February 2012.

The Tourism Commission today said the Government plans to close the tender on March 7, after the completion of relevant statutory processes under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance and Foreshore & Sea-bed (Reclamations) Ordinance, and to award the tender in the second quarter of 2008.

Tenderers are expected to fulfil a minimum requirement of three years' immediate experience in operating a cruise terminal with a minimum annual throughput of 200,000 embarking and disembarking homeport passengers.



Service agreement

The successful tenderer will be required to enter into a service agreement with the Government. The service agreement incorporates the successful tenderer's proposals and service pledges for the operation and management of the new cruise terminal. It will be co-terminous with the land lease.


The Government will adopt a two-envelope tender approach, with 70% weighting to be given to the quality aspects and 30% to the premium aspects in assessing the bids.


The tender assessment panel, chaired by the Commissioner for Tourism and comprising representatives of the relevant Government bureaus and departments, will assess the bids' technical aspects as well as the operation and management aspects.


International experts appointed by the Tourism Commission and Civil Engineering & Development Department wil advise the panel on the bids. The experts will act as consultants and provide input on cruise terminal operation and engineering aspects.



Expert advice available

The Legislative Council's Economic Development Panel Chairman Jeffrey Lam and Tourism Board Executive Director Anthony Lau will serve as advisers to the panel on tourism and marketing aspects.



The Institute of Architects and Institution of Engineers are invited to each nominate a member to advise the panel on architectural and engineering aspects.



More information will be uploaded onto the Lands Department's website tomorrow. The Tourism Commission will also launch a designated web page tomorrow.

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Kai Tak cruise papers studied
10 November 2007
South China Morning Post

Developers and cruise operators yesterday began studying government plans to redevelop the site of the former Kai Tak airport to include a cruise terminal .

A spokesman for Star Cruises said it was studying the tender documents and could not comment on the tendering exercise. "We are very supportive of the government on this issue," he said. The tender process opened yesterday.

Star Cruises operates the 1,287-passenger Star Pisces, the Wasa Queen with room for 608 guests and the SuperStar Aquarius, which can accommodate 1,529.

Spokesmen for developers Sun Hung Kai Properties and Henderson Land Development also said they were busy studying the project.

The deadline for the tender is March 7 and the government expects to award it in the second quarter of next year.

The first berth is scheduled to be commissioned by February 2012.

The successful bidder will be subject to a 50-year service agreement that specifies certain requirements. They include seeking government approval for any changes in the project team members during the initial stages and organising a market forum to promote Hong Kong as a regional cruise hub.

It is the first time the government has put the new cruise terminal project up for tender. In 2005, during the Kai Tak Planning Review, expressions of interests were invited for the development of a new cruise terminal at a location other than Kai Tak, resulting in six submissions. They were rejected due to technical difficulties.

The new Kai Tak terminal will feature a cruise terminal building for hotels, convention halls, offices, shops and dining areas totalling not more than 50,000 square metres. There will also be about 30,000 square metres of space for baggage handling, passenger waiting and queuing, customs, immigration and a health quarantine area.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #255
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HK plans to become hub for maritime tourism
Vince Chong, Hong Kong Correspondent
9 November 2007
Straits Times

New cruise terminal to open by 2012 and attract up to 1.4m passengers a year

HONG KONG wants a multi-billion-dollar cruise terminal up and running by 2012 to make the city stand out on the sea tourism map.

The city's government today will start inviting tenders to build the 7.6ha terminal at Kai Tak, a former airport site which itself will be transformed into a leisure hub complete with a stadium, hotels, shops, convention facilities and waterfront homes.

The launch of the terminal project comes after the overall zoning plan for Kai Tak was finally approved yesterday following legislative debates that lasted for over a year.

The fact that the 323ha site is one of the last vacant plots in the city centre available for large-scale development made the long deliberations necessary.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang had earlier named the development of Kai Tak as one of many plans to develop the city's quality of life by improving the living environment, enhancing heritage protection and revitalising historical buildings.

The Victoria Harbour cruise terminal - estimated to cost at least HK$3 billion (S$560 million) - is expected to attract as many as 1.4 million cruise passengers yearly by 2020.

The terminal, the second in Hong Kong, is seen as long overdue as the existing Tsim Sha Tsui facility is plagued by lengthy berthing queues.

The present terminal is also unable to accommodate bigger ships like the 150,000-tonne Queen Mary II, which has to drop anchor at the Kwai Chung container port located some distance from the city centre.

Also, cruise tourists are coming in greater numbers, with more than 400,000 people arriving on cruise ships last year, a hike of almost 27 per cent from the previous year.

Consultancy studies have shown that a new terminal could fetch between US$1.4 billion and US$ 2.2 billion (S$3 billion) annually and generate up to 11,000 jobs by 2020.

The successful tenderer, the authorities said yesterday, will be expected to 'design, build, operate, manage and maintain the new cruise terminal for 50 years', with the first berth to operate by February 2012.

Supporting facilities for services such as customs, immigration and quarantine are to be incorporated in the design.

'With its prominent location, we expect the development to be iconic and project an image befitting the position of Hong Kong as Asia's world city and a major tourist destination,' said a Tourism Commission spokesman.

The commission has also reportedly met the world's three cruise giants - Carnival Cruise Lines, World Caribbean Cruise and Star Cruises - which account for 80 per cent of the global cruise market.

They could use the terminal as their home port, Hong Kong Tourism Commissioner Au King Chi has told the media previously.

The government said yesterday that, to be eligible, tenderers must have at least three years' experience in operating a cruise terminal with a minimum annual turnover of 200,000 passengers.

The government also announced a plan to set up an advisory committee on the cruise industry.

Among other things, the committee will help liaise with neighbouring coastal regions in China to develop itineraries and promote cruise tourism.

It will also look into training and recruitment of talent for the cruise market and related industries.

'The government attaches equal importance to the development of hardware as well as software facilities for the cruise market,' a spokesman said.
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Hong Kong’s cruise bidder hunt resumes
12 November 2007
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TENDERS have reopened for the development of Hong Kong’s new cruise terminal on the site of legendary former airport Kai Tak, writes Mike Grinter.

An attempt to attract two bidders two years ago fell flat due to lack of interest. So this time an advisory committee will be set up in an effort to convince travel operators and cruise lines of Hong Kong’s cruise credentials ready for the new terminal’s proposed opening in 2012.

The government said bidders would be expected to have a minimum of three years’ direct experience in running a cruise terminal with at least 200,000 arriving and departing passengers annually.

The contract for the terminal will run for 50 years. The government will adopt a two-pronged tender approach with a 70% weighting given to quality considerations and 30% to the land premium aspect in assessing the bids.

The tender assessment panel, to be chaired by the commissioner for tourism and on which other government representatives will sit, will assess the technical and managerial aspects of the bids.

The panel will take advice from international experts and independent advisers, including lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung and representatives from the Institute of Architects and Institute of Engineers.

The tendering process will close on March 7, and the winner is expected to be announced in the second quarter of next year.

To make the terminal a regional hub, the government will set up an advisory committee on the cruise industry to seek advice on improving areas such as the supply of workers for the cruise market and working with neighbouring coastal provinces to develop cruise itineraries.
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I think Shanghai is a better prospect. China central government should develop Shanghai into maritime hub rather than HK. HK going down...
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I think Shanghai is a better prospect. China central government should develop Shanghai into maritime hub rather than HK. HK going down...
Central government does not directly control the developments of Shanghai or Hong Kong. What those two cities want to become is ultimately up to their respective local governments.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 05:08 AM   #259
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There is a greater push to develop secondary ports such as Ningbo and Tianjin. Besides, much of China's container port projects have Hong Kong investor participation. Doesn't hurt to diversify the revenue base at all.
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hehe agent1 is another one of those people who have it against hk.

Anyway. I agree with hkskyline. Diversity increases stability.
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