Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, gave the opening address at the Global Maritime Forum this morning at the territory’s main cruise terminal in which she vowed to bolster the city’s maritime set-up.
Lam, the leader of the Special Administrative Region since July last year, told the 200 delegates attending the show: “We do hope to be breaking some new ground in our maritime industry in order to remain a strong force in the 21st century.”
Lam voiced concern about growing trade disputes around the world, something she warned could lead to a “trade logjam”.
Lam endorsed the impending global sulphur cap, and said she planned to get Hong Kong to enforce a 0.5% cap next year, ahead of the global implementation on January 1, 2020.
Lam is set to give her second annual policy address next week in which she hinted today that maritime measures would feature prominently.