Shipping & Transport CommitteeCommittee Activities

Mark Slade, Chairman of the Shipping & Transport Committee, and moderator of this seminar, presenting a souvenir to the speaker Martin Tony Chen, DNV Area Business Development Director (Hong Kong and Taiwan).

Decarbonising Hong Kong 2050: Meeting the Challenges and Reaping the Benefits of the Blue Economy and Maritime Decarbonisation

On 24 November, Martin Tony Chen, DNV Area Business Development Director (Hong Kong and Taiwan), spoke on importance of the blue economy in combatting climate change, and the maritime industry’s efforts to identify viable energy alternatives to meet decarbonisation goals. He also provided an overview of the various green initiatives by the public and private sectors in Hong Kong, as well as the corresponding milestones achieved to date.

The seminar is organised under the umbrella of the annual Hong Kong Maritime Week is the sixth in a series of seminars organised by the Chamber under the theme of "Decarbonising Hong Kong 2050".


Decarbonising Hong Kong 2050: Is Hydrogen the New Oil?

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the transport sector is actively exploring alternative fuels as it charts a path towards sustainable mobility. At a seminar on 13 October, Mr Adam Leishman from Bravo Transport and Mr Jack Lam from Arup discussed the decarbonisation roadmap to a net-zero carbon transportation future through hydrogen. They also touched on the technical and legal challenges in popularizing hydrogen energy in Hong Kong, including the lack of hydrogen power stations and high green hydrogen prices. Professor Minhua Shao from HKUST Energy Institute shared the latest developments in building a more durable and cost-effective hydrogen fuel cell that could make hydrogen transport more commercially viable.

This is the third in a series of seminars on ‘Decarbonising Hong Kong 2050’, which focuses on how the government, businesses and communities are working towards Hong Kong's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.


Visit to the Hong Kong International Airport

Ms Vivian Cheung, Executive Director, Airport Operations of the Airport Authority, hosted a 20-member delegation, which paid a visit to the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) on 22 June 2022. Members were briefed on the latest developments at HKIA notably plans to transform it from a “City Airport” to an “Airport City”. The centrepiece of such an undertaking was Skycity, one of the largest commercial developments in Hong Kong that would, on completion, play host to a broad range of retail, food and beverage, and entertainment facilities, as well as hotels and offices. Members also received updates on progress with the construction of the third runway, measures to strengthen connectivity with the Greater Bay Area, and the use of technology in airport operations.

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