Manufacturing boom fuels container port development
With Hong Kong taking off as a manufacturing powerhouse, the demand on the city’s port was growing daily.
The Government identified Kwai Chung, with its easy access to Hong Kong’s natural deep water harbour, as a suitable location for its first large scale container terminal.
In keeping with the Government’s free-market policy, it was decided that each private terminal operator would design and contract their own terminal. A Dragages joint venture was tasked with the construction of quay walls and reclamation work for the first container berth.
Such was the success of the project, Dragages was subsequently selected for the dredging works at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.