• The COSCO Gallery

    People of the Sea

The COSCO Gallery - People of the Sea

The second section of the COSCO Gallery explains how the maritime industry evolved from local family businesses to global enterprises.  It traces the history of Chinese trade associations from guilds to large groups, such as the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) which, in addition to shipowners,  includes Hong Kong resident firms who service the industry -  such as ship operators, shipmanagers, shipbrokers, insurers, financiers and lawyers - in its membership.

This gallery also describes the lives of the seafarers, their relationship with the owners and operators of the ships, as well as their needs in respect of health, welfare, safety and security at sea. 

The COSCO Gallery is sponsored by the (Hong Kong) Group Ltd.