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Old April 18th, 2009, 03:22 AM   #361
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$100m to blow our way as mainlanders cruise in
20 April 2009
Hong Kong Standard

Hong Kong may land an extra HK$100 million a year in a central government plan that will allow mainland tourists to visit the SAR while on Taiwan cruises.

National Tourism Administration director Shao Qiwei, at Boao Forum on Hainan Island, said yesterday he had discussed cruises to several ports including Hong Kong with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

"The central government has allowed mainland tourists to take Hong Kong- based cruises to Taiwan," Shao said. Cruise operators are mainly based in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

"We are considering cruise trials from selected ports, including Shanghai, Tianjin, Qingdao, Dalian, Hainan, and Xiamen."

Tourists may visit Hong Kong before going to Taiwan or after returning to the mainland, Shao said.

But he said many details need to be worked out, including immigration and customs matters, to ensure the business is sustainable and of long-term economic benefit.

"Tourists will stay in the cruise ships but not hotels, which means we need comprehensive facilities.''

Most cruise ships berth at Ocean Terminal, which can accommodate vessels of up to 500,000 tonnes. It cannot cater for larger vessels such as the world's second-largest liner, the 151,400-tonne Queen Mary II, which was forced to berth at Kwai Chung container terminal.

The government is building a cruise terminal at Kai Tak but it is scheduled for completion in 2013.

A fewer-than-expected 170,000 mainland tourists visited Taiwan from January to March.

Shao said cross-strait direct flights have just started and it will take time for numbers to grow.

Hong Kong Inbound Tour Operators Association chairman Simon Hau Suk-kei urged the government to build the Kai Tak terminal sooner.

"There will be an annual increase of 20,000 to 30,000 mainland tourists visiting Taiwan when the cruise tours begin. This will translate to an extra HK$100 million of annual economic benefit to Hong Kong," Hau said.

More than 16 million mainland tourists visited Hong Kong last year.

Separately, Premier Wen Jiabao offered a list of sweeteners to Hong Kong on Saturday after talks with Tsang.

They include expanding the number of institutions allowed to issue yuan- denominated bonds, the launch of more bond funds, letting Hong Kong companies in Shanghai and Guangdong use SAR assets as collateral for loans, aiding the distribution of products from Hong Kong-owned factories in the mainland, and expanding access for Hong Kong firms to accountancy, education and training in the mainland.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:42 AM   #363
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Work on Kai Tak terminal has to go full speed ahead, say cruise operators
Hong Kong Standard
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cruise operators and the tourism sector have called on the government to speed up work on the Kai Tak cruise terminal and implement interim measures so Hong Kong can cash in on an expected surge in mainland passengers.
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau Ng Wai- lan has vowed to improve Hong Kong's soft infrastructure and move full speed ahead on the project, at which the first berth is expected to open in 2013.

Beijing has announced plans to allow mainland tour groups to travel from here to Taiwan on Hong Kong-based cruises. A government spokesman said it is in talks with Beijing on when and how the policy will be implemented.

Half a million mainlanders boarded cruises in Hong Kong last year, but the majority were interested only in overnight gambling, tourism board figures show. Just 80,000 traveled elsewhere.

Inbound Tours Operators' Association chairman Simon Hau Suk-kei expects the policy to bring more than 200,000 mainland tourists - with a spending power of HK$1 billion a year - to Hong Kong. Hau called on the government to help cruises and the ferries carrying passengers to shore to find room for embarking and disembarking at cargo terminals and piers before the completion of the Kai Tak terminal.

Royal Caribbean International operated itineraries between Hong Kong and Taiwan in February, March and April last year and has one cruise using Hong Kong as home port every season. Its representative Joseph Lam Shu-tak said Beijing's plan is good news.

Star Cruises operates five trips a year between Hong Kong and Taiwan. Its spokesman urged the government to enhance communication with the sector on dealing with issues such as high oil prices, facilities and pricing.
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Hong Kong set for Taiwan cruise boost
21 April 2009
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HONG Kong is expecting to pick up substantial new business if the Chinese government gives the green light to cruiseships from Taiwan making calls in Hong Kong, writes Sandra Speares.

Local press reports suggest that China’s central government will allow tourists from mainland China to take cruises from Hong Kong to Taiwan.

Hong Kong has been keen to boost its cruise business with development of a new terminal at Kai Tak, the site of the old airport. The Hong Kong tourism administration is understood to be considering trial cruises from a number of mainland Chinese ports, including Shanghai, Dalian and Qingdao.

Hong Kong’s cruise development will concentrate initially on a 7.6 ha site earmarked at the southern end of the runway. Land next to the cruise terminal is scheduled for development of tourism-related facilities, such as hotels, shopping malls and conference facilities, as Hong Kong seeks to develop a one stop shop to encourage turnaround cruise business. The cruise terminal is scheduled to be completed in four years’ time, following a tender process.
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啟德鐵路擬接九龍灣觀塘
3月25日 星期三 09:55

【明報專訊】政府研究未來於啟德發展區興建的環保鐵路運輸系統,打算伸延至九龍灣、觀塘舊區,作為活化新舊區之間的聯繫;但連接機場跑道與觀塘區的鐵路橋工程,可能觸犯《保護海港條例》,或要以其他路線代替。

啟德發展計劃橫跨2013至2021年,2021年區內環保運輸系統就會建成,發展局早前表示,屬意興建單軌鐵路,但原定路線只在啟德兩岸行駛。政府消息人士昨日指出,九龍灣和觀塘的地區人士有意見,希望鐵路延至區內,故政府正考慮更改鐵路走線。

政府消息人士說,延伸鐵路擬採高架路方式,由將來的港鐵啟德站,連接現時的九龍灣站和觀塘站,由於兩區屬已發展的舊區,故要小心考慮高架路、車站等的落點,目前未決定具體走線。

往觀塘天橋或觸《保護海港條例》

現時啟德機場跑道已有一條橋連接九龍灣,原是飛機滑翔跑道,消息人士說,只要略為改建就可供鐵路行走;而跑道南端連接觀塘的天橋,則可能難產。消息指出,《保護海港條例》規定,不可阻礙船在維港航行,而該處卻是通往觀塘避風塘必經航道,當局會研究是否可行,必要時放棄興建,改在九龍灣繞路往觀塘。
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Kai Tak residents want flying club out of district after helicopter crash
21 May 2009
South China Morning Post

More than 90 per cent of the residents who live near the former Kai Tak airport in Kowloon City want the Hong Kong Aviation Club - located next to the airport site - to move out, a survey has found.

The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood interviewed 243 residents between May 4 and May 16 - just days after a chopper crashed into a parked tour bus in the district on May 1. Some 84 per cent of those polled said they were affected by the club's flight activity, while 83 per cent were worried a similar accident could happen again.

Rosanda Mok Ka-han, the association's vice-president and a Kowloon City district councillor, said noise from the flight activity had bothered residents for years. "The May 1 accident is a wake-up call. The population in the district keeps increasing. It is dangerous to allow flying activity in the district," she said.

The helicopter carrying pilot Ng Shu-keung, 48, and his son, Ng Yu-hin, smashed into the front of the bus about 100 metres from where the aircraft was scheduled to land at the club in Sung Wong Toi Road.

A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department said an investigation into the accident was still under way and a report was expected to be completed early next month. "We have also issued a notice to the club to suspend flight activity at the site until further notice," he said.

Yolanda Wong, the club's general manager, said the club understood residents' concerns.

"Safety of those flying in the air and those on the ground has always been our top agenda. Flight activity is regulated by the Civil Aviation Department and we have to follow guidelines too," she said.

"We hope the residents understand that our work is more than just flying helicopters. We also do lots of aviation education for members of the public."

About 4,000 people - including children - had registered to visit the club during the summer holiday, she said. "But they might be disappointed when they come, as flight activity has been suspended after the accident and we don't know when flying can be resumed."
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Old June 12th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #370
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Cruise ships to get on-shore power supply
12 June 2009
South China Morning Post

The planned terminal for cruise liners at Kai Tak will be one of just a few in the world to offer on-shore power supply to ships - an environmentally friendly alternative to keeping the vessels' engines running.

"Previously when a cruise liner anchored at a terminal, its electricity generator had to keep running, so there would be some emissions [of pollutants such as] carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide," CLP Power director Paul Poon Wai-yin said yesterday after the topping-out ceremony for the first electricity substation at the Kai Tak site.

"But with the on-shore supply system, liners get electricity on shore and can switch off the generators so that there will be no emissions {hellip} in the city centre," he said.

Cruise liners mainly used diesel to generate electricity, Mr Poon said, while the power company used more environmentally friendly resources - apart from coal - such as natural gas and nuclear power.

Another advantage of the on-shore system was its reliability.

Five power substations will be built at Kai Tak. Apart from the cruise terminal, the facilities will also supply energy to nearby government offices, the Sha Tin-to-Central MTR link, the district cooling system, and residential and commercial projects.

The first substation is expected to be commissioned in mid-2012.
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啟德不填海 造價貴30億
19 June 2009
文匯報 (香港)

【本報訊】啟德郵輪碼頭落實興建,政府最快會於8月就跑道平整工程招標,包括移除跑道兩邊的防波海堤。惟消息人士表示,當局為免牴觸《保護海港條例》,舊啟德機場跑道兩旁的防波海堤不會採用填海方式填平,政府建議將整幅海堤由水面至海床削走,之後加建樁柱,直插海床,上面則興建碼頭設施。業界估計填海需8至10億元,但削堤則貴2至3倍,造價最多需40億元。

昔日讓飛機升降的啟德跑道,至2013年會陸續變身成為有2個泊位的郵輪碼頭,首先要解決的是跑道兩旁的防波海堤,傾斜的海堤原本是用來擋大浪的衝力,保護跑道。不過,日後會阻礙郵輪泊岸,要解決此問題,較為簡單又便宜的方法是填海,將當中的三角位填平,業界估計所填的闊度約是30米。

削堤加樁再建碼頭

但有傳媒引述消息人士指出,因為難以證實填海有凌駕性需要,並不符合《保護海港條例》可能引起訴訟,建議將整幅海堤由水面至海床削走,之後加建樁柱,直插海床,上面則興建碼頭設施,業界估計填海需8至10億元,但削堤則貴2至3倍。

避法律爭議免誤時

工程師學會會長黃耀新表示,削堤是可行方法,亦不是最昂貴的方法,贊成盡量保護海港。而俯瞰下去,海港面積沒有縮細,其他陸地面積亦沒有增大,相信較符合法例上要求。學會認為,為了保護海港,多花公帑亦是值得。

早於2004年保護海港協會就灣仔北填海區上訴,終審法院裁定城規會錯解《保護海港條例》的法律定義,訂下維港填海準則,訂明必須通過「有凌駕性公眾需要」單一測試,而「公眾需要」即指經濟、環境和社會影響需要。其中,啟德郵輪碼頭的填海工程受《保護海港條例》規範,為免牴觸及引起法律爭議,填海時需考慮「有凌駕性公眾需要」及「其他合理選擇」,包括金錢成本、時間及引起延誤。
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HK slow to join Asian cruise ship gravy train
6 July 2009
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong is among the last of the major Asian ports to develop a terminal that can handle the world's largest cruise ships, which means planning the itineraries for such liners is not likely until 2011 at the earliest.

The government's planned cruise terminal will be at the former Kai Tak airport site, with the first berth scheduled to be ready by mid-2013. However, terminal facilities may not be completed until 2015. Singapore is on track to complete its International Cruise Terminal next year. Itinerary planning for cruises usually starts about two years in advance.

Adam Goldstein, president and chief executive of Royal Caribbean International, said several factors had to be considered.

"If the new terminal in Hong Kong is ready to take ships in mid-2013, then during the year 2011 into early 2012 will be the decision time for us. How do we take advantage of this facility? We have little more than two years from now to see how Legend of the Seas performs, how the market in Asia is performing overall, where we think Hong Kong fits into the strategic picture medium-to-long-term, and what other infrastructure development there is in the region.

"One thing about the cruise industry is it's regional in nature. The home ports are key but you can't be an effective home port if there aren't great ports of call to visit."

US cruise operator Royal Caribbean will deploy its Legend of the Seas in the region for a year from November. At about 70,000 gross tonnes and capacity for more than 2,000 passengers, Legend of the Seas is the smallest ship in its fleet. By the end of next year, the fleet will have 22 ships, 14 of which will be between 90,000 and 220,000 gross tonnes; its Oasis of the Seas is the world's biggest cruise ship.

Hong Kong's new cruise facilities are designed to handle ships like the 6,000-passenger Oasis of the Seas, set to be in service in five months. Mr Goldstein said Royal Caribbean strove to have all passengers embark or disembark within 15 minutes.

At Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where Oasis of the Seas would initially sail from, there were 90 immigration counters to process incoming passengers and 24 customs counters, although this was not necessarily what Hong Kong needed, he said.

At present, ships larger than Legend of the Seas cannot dock at Ocean Terminal and are usually diverted to the container terminal in Kwai Chung or have to anchor in the middle of the harbour.
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Tenders invited for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Development work
Friday, July 17, 2009
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The Civil Engineering and Development Department today (July 17) invited tenders for site formation works for the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Development.

The scope of the project "Site Formation for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Development" comprises construction of an 1,100-metre-long seawall, two alongside berths and necessary mooring and fender systems, including 850m-long berthing structures and about 150m-long associated transition structures at two ends, for berthing of cruise vessels.

It also provides for a 35m-wide apron area along the berthing length, and dredging of adjoining seabed to allow manoeuvring and berthing of cruise vessels with deep drafts.

The works are scheduled to begin this December with target commission of the first berth to receive cruise vessels in mid-2013. The remaining works will be completed in 2014.

The Civil Engineering and Development Department has commissioned Scott Wilson Ltd to design and supervise the construction works.

The invitation to tender was gazetted today and the closing time of the tender will be noon on August 28.
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Hong Kong invites cruise terminal tenders
21 July 2009
Lloyd's List

OFFICIALS have formally invited tenders for the construction of two berths and associated facilities as part of Hong Kong’s HK$5.6bn ($718m) cruise terminal at the city’s former international airport, writes Keith Wallis in Hong Kong.

Construction contractors have until August 28 to submit their bids for the Hong Kong government-funded scheme, which has been designed by marine engineering consultancy firm Scott Wilson.

Under the plans, contractors will build an 850 m long berthing structure that will be capable of handling two cruiseships together with mooring and fender system offshore from the former airport’s old runway. There will also be a 1,100 m long sea wall and two 150 m link structures to connect the berthing piers with the shore. Extensive dredging will be carried out to create a turning basin and deepen the harbour alongside the terminal.

Work is due to begin in December in time for the first berth to handle its first cruiseship in mid-2013. This is about 18 months later than was originally planned when the terminal was first proposed in 2006.

The first berth will be capable of handling cruiseships up to 220,000 gt.

The Tourism Commission, which is co-ordinating development of the terminal, is also preparing to invite tenders for the design and construction of the main 103,140 sq m cruise terminal building and ancillary facilities. Construction is expected to take about 30 months.
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CEDD (Civil Engineering and Development Department) awards contract for Kai Tak development infrastructure works (with photo)
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29 July 2009
South China Morning Post

New home arising. An exhibit showing plans for the old Kai Tak airport area has opened at the Planning and Infrastructure Exhibition Gallery. The model has been set up across 460 square metres in the Murray Road multi-storey car park building while the permanent venue at City Hall undergoes expansion. It will serve until the five-storey gallery opens in 2012. The model includes interactive displays featuring railways, new towns, heritage works and harbour developments.
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