IS Strategic Planning for The Global Container Port Industry of Hong Kong

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Moving to 2006, Hong Kong, is still one of the leading operators of the container terminal industry. Owning 3 completers in this small island, they are working hard to maintain the growth among the industry.

Generally, citizen do not aware the importance of this industry. Thinking that it is just noisy, dirty, male and heavy industry. Or may be just treat it as a kind of toy - the LEGO®. But, the truth is, this industry is one of the most important business in the world. It is an increasingly important component of the Hong Kong (also the whole world) economy in terms of revenue and employment and a key-point of business operation in various sections.

One of the completers in Hong Kong is HPH (Hutchison Port Holdings), the largest private terminal operator in the world. Their business is started in Hong Kong, but not only limited in this small island, is all over the world.

As HPH started to buy other container ports in other countries and formed a global network.

At the near time theme, PSA (Port of Singapore Authority, the largest terminal operator which owned by a government) started same project and try to establish their empire over the world. And the recently colony, is one which just next to the HPH port! And these two operators have become the leaders in the industry.

New Trend - Starting from Hong KongSince Hong Kong already has a long history and lot of experience in terminal industry, we should say it is "well developed". Terminal operators are trying to copy its' Hong Kong model to develop new ports, and also re-new the old colonies. And they believed that this change could standardize the format of the world's container ports and have a...