Shot across a bulbous bow – at sea, the distinctive protrusion reduces a vessel’s water resistance

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

These are challenging times for the Port of Hong Kong. Once the largest port facility in the world, the number of containers handled has now dropped to less than 20 million. The authoritative Lloyd’s List Top 100 Ports subsequently relegated Hong Kong to sixth place. Even in terms of fully automated terminal operations, two rival Chinese ports dominate the headlines: Shanghai as well as the “ghost port” of Qingdao. And yet, as this photograph proves, the port in the Special Administrative Region can still offer exciting perspectives – you only have to know where to look.