Port Operation Procedures

Procedure for a Vessel Entering or Leaving Hong Kong Waters

No Vessel is allowed to enter Hong Kong without the permission of the Director of Marine. Not less than 24 hours before the intended entry, the owner, his local agent or the vessel must apply in writing for permissions of entry.

Not less than 4 hours before entry to Hong Kong waters, confirmatory notification must be given which should be made on the VHF channel appropriate to the intended point of entry. Continuous tracking of the vessel movement will be maintained by the Vessel Traffic Centre which will also pass relevant navigational Information affecting the projected route to the vessel.

Prior to departure, the master must obtain port clearance from the Director of Marine by providing the Port Formalities office with a completed set of documents and ship's trading certificates.

Not less than 30 minutes prior to departure, the master should provide the Vessel Traffic Centre on the appropriate VHF channel with information on next port, clearance number, confirmation of Immigration departure clearance and seek permission for depature.

Pilotage

Compulsory pilotage currently covers tankers of 1000 gross tonnage and above which are required to telex the VTC 12 hours in advance of their estimated arrival time to advise on their requirement for the services of a pilots.

Carriage of Dangerous Goods

Owners of vessels (including local and foreign-going) carrying or intending to carry, load, discharge or otherwise handle dangerous goods in Hong Kong or  for transit through Hong Kong must apply for permission to do so.  Shipmasters should ensure that the carrying of dangerous goods is fully comply the provisions as listed in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG code).

Estimate Port Costs

VSL’S DWT

(mt)

LOA (m)

Berthing at TsingYi (US$)*

Berthing at PAFF (US$)

Anchorage (US$)**

Upto 5,000

Less 120

8,000

-

3,500

5,000 – 20,000

120-150

14,000

15,000

7,000

20,000 – 50,000

151-184

17,500

22,500

8,500

55,000 – 80,000

185-250

23,000

26,000

6,000

 

Remark:
* Calculation is made on load/discharge at one berth only
** Expenses incurred basis vessel carry out cargo operation at anchorage or for bunkering or for port clearance only.

Hong Kong Office

Address
Rm. 311, New East Ocean Centre,
9 Science Museum Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,
HONG KONG - CHINA

Phones

Telephone:  (852) 2528-9338
Main Fax:  (852) 2520-2509
Private Fax:  (852) 2529-0563

Emails

HK Agency Service: general@mtmm.com.hk,
mtmm@mtmm.com.hk
Protective Agency Service: protective@mtmm.com.hk
Accounting:  accounts@mtmm.com.hk

Contact Persons

Hong Kong Agency Service
Steven Suen - Operation Manager 94697620
Benny Chan - Boarding Officer 61413321
Nathan Hon - Boarding Officer 97528186
Angus Yip - Boarding Officer 94813140
Patricia Ng - Operation Assistant 96620923
 
Protective Agency Service and HK Ship Registry
Johnny Lau 93097285
 
Admin. and Accounting
Bingo Lui - Director 91939703
YY Lui - Accounting Officer 98883188