Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is a major harbour for fishing and recreational craft in Hong Kong. As well as being a working harbour it is a major tourism node, and the HK Government has sought to improve the amenities and access to the coastal and water areas.
In order to address marine issues, BMT conducted a study including:
Sustainability - The challenge within this study was how to create improvements in marine transport and amenity, without destroying the ad hoc water taxi and “wallah wallah” services that are currently conducted. This required a careful review of fairway capacity and the requirements for mooring space.
Innovation - BMT’s dynamic marine traffic simulation models were applied to examine risks of operations within the canal.
Added Value - The ability to rapidly assess development options assisted the client in rapidly focusing on their preferred options, and the identification of key stakeholders who may be impacted.
SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport provides speedy ferry service for transfer passengers. BMT was responsible for the ferry pontoons that act as the principal interface for passengers and baggage.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council commissioned BMT, working together with the Li & Fung Institute of Supply Chain Management and Logistics (Chinese University of Hong Kong) to carry out a Consultancy Study on the competitiveness of Hong Kong as a Regional Distribution Centre.
China has pledged to support Hong Kong's development of high-value goods inventory management and Regional Distribution Centres (RDCs).
With improved port capacity and quality available at Shenzhen and other Pearl River Delta ports, as well as the increasing competitiveness of supporting services such as ship management, ship finance and maritime arbitration in Shanghai and Singapore, Hong Kong will need to improve and evolve port and maritime services to increase market share in future years.