Did you know that there are at least 20 million containers currently travelling across the oceans on vast ships to deliver the food on your table or the clothes in your closet? Or that ship engines have about 1,000 times more power than a family car? What about the fact that shipping carries around 90% of the world’s trade?
Come along to Maritime Awareness Week 2014 with your friends and family to learn more about Hong Kong’s vibrant shipping industry, speak to professionals about the exciting career opportunities in the maritime industries and find out how changes in modern shipping are affecting you!
The event will take place between 10 and 16 November at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum conveniently located on the Central harbour front at Pier 8 and will be open to students, recent graduates, shipping enthusiasts and the general public from 09:30 to 17:30 hrs on weekdays and 10:00 to 19:00 hrs at the weekend.
Special activities during that week will include visits to a boat and a life raft, maritime information stands, industry professional presentations, careers adviceand, of course, the chance to explore and experience the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
The Hong Kong Maritime MuseumandHong Kong Shipowners Associationarecollaborating to present an array of activities throughout the week:
The ‘Sunrise Orient’ Wreck Removal
Speaker: Capt. Alan Loynd, Branscombe Marine Consultants Ltd.
Insight into Professional Maritime Careers
Speakers: from the Young Professionals in Shipping Network (YPSN)
Join fun-filled activities to find out more about Hong Kong’s vibrant shipping industry and the many worthwhile maritime careers it offers. For Primary and Secondary school students only.
Tug Boat Tours
Join our informative and entertaining 30-minute tug boat tours about the internal workings and operations of a tug boat.
Maritime Awareness Week 2014 is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.