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The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with six Hong Kong container terminal operators (CTOs) today (September 20) at the Customs Headquarters Building. Laying down various co-operative arrangements for sea cargo customs clearance, including liaison mechanism, cargo detention notification and case reporting, the MoUs underpin a closer collaboration between the department and the CTOs

Speaking at the ceremony, Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Boundary and Ports) Ms Louise Ho noted that the department values its cooperation with the CTOs, adding that both parties have all along been working closely and pragmatically to handle issues relating to sea cargo customs clearance.

“Upholding the principles of gate-guarding and trade facilitation, the MoUs manifest the sincere partnership between the two sides, enhance cargo clearance efficiency and ensure an effective law enforcement,” Ms Ho said.

“By setting out clearly the signatories’ roles and obligations, partnership will become smooth and a sound foundation for exploring of other cooperative arrangements in the future is also laid.”

Following are the six CTOs which signed MoUs with the C&ED today (listed in no particular order):

  1. Asia Container Terminals Limited
  2. COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited
  3. CSX World Terminals Hong Kong Limited
  4. Hongkong International Terminals Limited
  5. Modern Terminals Limited
  6. River Trade Terminal Company Limited

On the same occasion, the C&ED also held an annual award presentation ceremony for the Sea Cargo Pre-shipment Declaration Scheme (the Scheme). A total of 50 sea cargo carriers/ companies were awarded for their active participation in the Scheme.

The department has implemented various schemes, including EMAN Statement One Submission Scheme and Advance Cargo Information - River Trade Vessel Scheme, to promote voluntary submission of sea cargo data since 2009. Under these schemes, carriers and cargo agents can submit advance cargo information to the C&ED prior to the vessel arrival. Apart from expediting the cargo clearance process, these schemes also pave way for the mandatory submission of advance cargo information under the “Trade Single Window” which will be implemented in the future.

There are 29 companies being presented Gold Awards (in no particular order):

  1. APL CO. PTE LTD.
  2. ASIAN EXPRESS LINE LIMITED
  3. CK LINE (HONGKONG) CO., LIMITED
  4. CMA CGM (HONG KONG) LIMITED
  5. COSCO SHIPPING CONTAINER LINE AGENCIES LIMITED
  6. EMIRATES SHIPPING AGENCIES (CHINA) LIMITED
  7. GROUP SHIPPING AGENCY LIMITED
  8. HAMBURG SUD HONG KONG LIMITED
  9. HAPAG-LLOYD (CHINA) LIMITED
  10. HYALINE SHIPPING (HONG KONG) COMPANY LIMITED
  11. HYUNDAI MERCHANT MARINE (HONG KONG) LIMITED
  12. KANWAY SHIPPING LIMITED
  13. KMTC (HK) CO., LIMITED
  14. KONG HING AGENCY LIMITED
  15. MAERSK HONG KONG LIMITED
  16. MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY (HONG KONG) LIMITED
  17. OCEAN NETWORK EXPRESS (EAST ASIA) LIMITED
  18. OOCLL-OOCL HONG KONG BRANCH
  19. REGIONAL CONTAINER LINES (H.K.) LIMITED
  20. SINOKOR HONGKONG CO., LIMITED
  21. T.S. LINES LIMITED
  22. WAN HAI LINES (HK) LIMITED
  23. YANG MING LINE (HONG KONG) LIMITED
  24. CENTURY SHIPPING (HONG KONG) COMPANY LIMITED
  25. CHU KONG AGENCY COMPANY LIMITED
  26. ECHO CHAIN SHIPPING LIMITED
  27. JUNGJIN SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
  28. T & O SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
  29. WIN TOP SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED

There are 21 companies being presented Silver Awards (in no particular order):

  1. NAMSUNG SHIPPING HONG KONG LIMITED
  2. COASTRAND SHIPPING LIMITED
  3. CYBER SHIPPING LIMITED
  4. EAST SPARK LOGISTICS LIMITED
  5. EVER HARVEST SHIPPING LIMITED
  6. GOLDEN FAME SHIPPING LIMITED
  7. GOLDTIAN LOGISTICS LIMITED
  8. GOTACK SHIPPING LIMITED
  9. GREAT DRAGON SHIPPING (HK) LIMITED
  10. HENG FU LOGISTICS LIMITED
  11. JOY SUCCESS MARITIME LIMITED
  12. KANON SHIPPING LIMITED
  13. KEPPEL LOGISTICS (HONG KONG) LIMITED
  14. KONFILL SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
  15. SHUI NAM NAVIGATION ( HK ) LIMITED
  16. SINOWAY SHIPPING LIMITED
  17. TURBO MARITIME AGENCY LIMITED
  18. UNIVERSAL SHIPPING (ASIA) COMPANY LIMITED
  19. WILLFUL SHIPPING AGENCY LIMITED
  20. WINSMART INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING LIMITED
  21. XIANG JIANG SHIPPING LIMITED

The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) signed Memorandums of Understanding with six container terminal operators (CTOs) of Hong Kong today (September 20) at the Customs Headquarters Building. Picture shows Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Boundary and Ports) Ms Louise Ho (centre) and representatives of the CTOs who signed the MoUs. (Opens a new window)
The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) signed Memorandums of Understanding with six container terminal operators (CTOs) of Hong Kong today (September 20) at the Customs Headquarters Building. Picture shows Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Boundary and Ports) Ms Louise Ho (centre) and representatives of the CTOs who signed the MoUs.

The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) signed Memorandums of Understanding with six container terminal operators of Hong Kong today (September 20) at the Customs Headquarters Building. An annual award presentation ceremony for the Sea Cargo Pre-shipment Declaration Scheme was also held. Picture shows Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Boundary and Ports) Ms Louise Ho (first row, centre) and awardees of the sea cargo carriers/companies. (Opens a new window)
The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) signed Memorandums of Understanding with six container terminal operators of Hong Kong today (September 20) at the Customs Headquarters Building. An annual award presentation ceremony for the Sea Cargo Pre-shipment Declaration Scheme was also held. Picture shows Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Excise (Boundary and Ports) Ms Louise Ho (first row, centre) and awardees of the sea cargo carriers/companies.

Award Presentation Ceremony for the Sea Cargo Pre-shipment Declaration Scheme 2018 cum Signing Ceremony of MoU between Hong Kong Customs and Container Terminal Operators