News Release

15th June 2000

New Jib Cranes Start Operation at HIT


[Hong Kong – 14 June 2000] Three new rail-mounted jib cranes (RMJC) started operation at Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) yesterday bringing benefits to the fast growing barge traffic at HIT terminals.

Following the recent launch of Hong Kong’s first Barge Identity Card System to enhance the barge operation efficiency, the installation of the new crane facility is another step taken by HIT to handle the increasing barge volume more efficiently.

Last year, the cargo volumes transported by barges from the Pearl River Delta Region achieved a double-digit growth. HIT alone handled over 459,000 boxes in 1999 and recorded a 19% increase in the first four months of this year.