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Wah Kwong celebrates 60th anniversary

Hong Kong: The top echelon of Hong Kong’s shipping community came out in force last night to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Wah Kwong.

The bulker and tanker firm, run by the Chao family, had commissioned one of Hong Kong’s most famous photographers, Basil Pao, to create a stunning – and huge – coffeetable book showing the movement of iron ore and the building of ships.

The photos – and the book – were on display at the newly relocated Maritime Museum at the Star Ferry pier on Hong Kong island. The museum will officially open in February next year.  For those keen to see Basil Pao’s work, check out the next issue of SinoShip magazine.  [31/10/12]

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