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SHIPPING & MARINE | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Hong Kong welcomes world's largest vessel

It is an important landmark in cementing its position as a global port.

According to a report from NZ Herald, the world's largest vessel of any kind currently plying its trade on the high seas made a Hong Kong stopover.

Gerry Yim, managing director of Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) - which manages 16 berths at five terminals at Kwai Tsing container port - said the call of the mega vessel was an important landmark in cementing Hong Kong's long-standing position as a key global port. The city - which was listed as the fourth busiest port in the world in 2015, has since been eclipsed by Shenzhen in terms of container traffic, with the nearby ports of Guangzhou and Xiamen catching up quickly.

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